As the obituary author in a spectacularly attractive yet usually risky spit of land in Alaska, Heather Lende understands whatever approximately final phrases and lives good lived. Now she’s distilled what she’s realized approximately the best way to stay a extra exhilarating and significant existence into 3 phrases: locate the great. It’s that simple--and that hard.
Quirky and profound, person and common, Find the nice offers up brief chapters that aid us unlearn the habit--and it's a habit--of seeing simply the negatives. Lende reminds us that we will be able to decide to see any event--starting a brand new activity or being laid off from an outdated one, getting married or getting divorced--as a chance to discover the great. As she says, “We are all writing our personal obituary each day via how we are living. the easiest information is that there’s nonetheless time for additions and revisions sooner than it is going to press.”
Ever considering the fact that Algonquin released her first publication, the manhattan Times bestseller If You Lived the following, I’d understand Your Name, Heather Lende has been praised for her storytelling expertise and her plainspoken knowledge. The Los Angeles Times referred to as her “part Annie Dillard, half Anne Lamott,” and that comparability hasn't ever been extra apt as she provides us a clean, confident viewpoint from which to view our relations, our duties, our priorities, our neighborhood, and our world.
An antidote to the cynicism and self-centeredness that we're bombarded with each day within the information, in our politics, or even from time to time in ourselves, Find the great helps us rediscover what’s correct with the world.
“Heather Lende’s small city is populated with gigantic hearts--she reveals them at the seashore, strolling her granddaughters, within the tales of normal peoples’ lives, and knits them into unforgettable stories. Find the great is a treasure.” —Jo-Ann Mapson, writer of Owen’s Daughter
“Find the Good is superb corporation in unsteady instances . . . Heather Lende is the type of individual you need to take a seat around the kitchen desk from on a wet afternoon with a bottomless cup of tea. while issues get it wrong, while issues move correct, her quiet, common-sense knowledge, self-examining frankness, and good-natured humor supply an opportunity to reset, renew, rebalance.” —Pam Houston, writer of Contents can have Shifted
“With mild humor and empathy [Lende] introduces a couple of those who offer examples of the way to dwell good . . . [Find the Good] is easy but profound.” —Booklist
“In this cynical world, locate the Good is a tonic, a literary wellspring, as a way to proceed to run, and nurture, even in instances of drought. What a courageous and gorgeous factor Heather Lende has made with this book.” —John Straley, Shamus Award winner and previous author laureate of Alaska
“Heather Lende is a good author and very good corporation: intimate, genuine, and as quirky as any of her subjects.” —Marilyn Johnson, writer of The useless Beat