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Something Like Happy
by Eva Woods


Overview - "A special book that will make you laugh through your tears with its heartfelt take on happiness and friendship." --Amy E. Reichert, author of The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go and The Coincidence of Coconut Cake Annie is stuck.  Read more...

 
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Overview
"A special book that will make you laugh through your tears with its heartfelt take on happiness and friendship." --Amy E. Reichert, author of The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go and The Coincidence of Coconut CakeAnnie is stuck. In her boring job, with her irritating roommate, in a life no thirty-five-year-old would want. But deep down, she's still mourning the terrible loss that tore a hole through her perfect existence. Until she meets the eccentric Polly.Bright, bubbly, intrusive Polly is determined to wake her new friend up to life. Because if recent events have taught Polly anything, it's that your time is too short to waste a single day--which is why she wants Annie to join her on a mission...ONE HAPPY THING EACH DAY. ONE HUNDRED DAYS.But just as the daily challenge opens Annie up to the possibility of joy--and perhaps even love with the unlikeliest of men--it becomes clear that Polly is about to need her more than ever. And Annie will have to decide once and for all whether letting others in is a risk worth taking.Told with wry wit and boundless heart, Something Like Happy is an unforgettable tale of celebrating triumphs great and small, seizing the day, and always remembering to live in the moment.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781525811357
  • ISBN-10: 1525811355
  • Publisher: Graydon House
  • Publish Date: September 2017
  • Page Count: 432
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds


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BookPage Reviews

Hope and friendship

An unusual encounter turns into a serendipitous yet life-changing situation in Eva Woods’ latest uplifting work of women’s fiction.

The last thing Annie Hebden wants is a friend. At 35, Annie is down in the doldrums, having had her fair share of troubles in the past and now dealing with her mom, who is in the advanced stages of dementia. Annie is in the middle of sorting out an issue with the hospital staff regarding her mom’s care when a strangely dressed gal named Polly Leonard strikes up a conversation with her. The following morning, Polly shows up on Annie’s doorstep. Polly, who has a brain tumor and only three months to live, insists on brightening Annie’s life by challenging her to experience 100 days of happiness.

Annie is dubious at first, but she is pleasantly surprised when the daily challenges lighten her mood. Although Annie makes great strides with the project, what remains is whether or not she can complete the challenge before Polly’s time is up.

Inspired by the “100 Happy Days” challenge, Woods presents a hilariously uplifting and heartwarming story of hope in the midst of despair. Her easygoing writing style engages the reader from the get-go, turning a 400-page novel into a light read. While Annie and Polly stand at the forefront, Woods weaves in an interesting, well-developed supportive cast, many of whom act as foils to build up Annie’s character.

Lightly reminiscent of the movie The Bucket List but successfully avoiding hackneyed scenes, Something Like Happy includes a little bit of everything—even the hope of romance. This is an enjoyable read that needs to spread far and wide.

 

This article was originally published in the September 2017 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.

 
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