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The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go

(2018)
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Three generations. Seven days. One big secret. The author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake unfolds a mother-daughter story told by three women whose time to reckon with a life-altering secret is running out.

Gina Zoberski wants to make it through one day without her fastidious mother, Lorraine, cataloguing all her faults, and her sullen teenage daughter, May, snubbing her. Too bad there's no chance of that. Her relentlessly sunny disposition annoys them both, no matter how hard she tries. Instead, Gina finds order and comfort in obsessive list-making and her work at Grilled G's, the gourmet grilled cheese food truck built by her late husband.

But when Lorraine suffers a sudden stroke, Gina stumbles upon a family secret Lorraine's kept hidden for forty years. In the face of her mother's failing health and her daughter's rebellion, this optimist might find that piecing together the truth is the push she needs to let go...

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Delightful and heartfelt. The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go is Reichert's best book yet!." - Karma Brown

"A delightful treat—Amy's writing gets under the skin of family: how they drive you crazy, but you love them just the same. An absolute joy I am sure readers will take to their hearts." - Veronica Henry

"Written with Reichert's hallmark humor and heart, The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go is a poignant, multi-generational tale of family ties and hidden pasts, of forgiveness, second chances, and the truths that set us free. Lose yourself in this rich and rewarding read!" - Pam Jenoff

"Written with a keen and tender awareness of the devotion between women across generations, The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go is a beautiful read. The characters are wonderfully imperfect, and their relationships are recognizably flawed, making their journey around and around—and finally back to—each other immeasurably satisfying. Bravo!" - Christina Lauren

"The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go is poignant, tender, and simply wonderful. Amy Reichert has outdone herself. With characters that are as complicated as they are original and a voice that is warmhearted and wise, you will hug this book when you're done." - Taylor Jenkins Reid


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Used availability for Amy E Reichert's The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go

Hardback Editions

August 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go (Thorndike Press Large Print Women's Fiction)
Author(s): Amy E Reichert
ISBN: 1-4328-5272-8 / 978-1-4328-5272-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go
Author(s): Amy E Reichert
ISBN: 1-5011-5494-X / 978-1-5011-5494-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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Audio Editions

May 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go
Author(s): Amy E Reichert
ISBN: 1-977309-19-4 / 978-1-977309-19-8
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
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May 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go
Author(s): Amy E Reichert
ISBN: 1-977359-19-1 / 978-1-977359-19-3
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go
Author(s): Amy E Reichert
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go
Author(s): Amy E Reichert
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go
Author(s): Amy E Reichert
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go
Author(s): Amy E Reichert
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon UK