Find the Good

Find the Good

by Heather Lende


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616201678
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 80,798
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Heather Lende has contributed essays and commentary to NPR, the New York Times, and National Geographic Traveler, among other newspapers and magazines, and is a former contributing editor at Woman’s Day. A columnist for the Alaska Dispatch News, she writes obituaries for the Chilkat Valley News and is the author of Find the Good, If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name, and Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs. Her website is

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Find the Good 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Ariesgrl 8 months ago
3.5 Stars Yes, this story has sweet tales and sorrowful losses. However, this short book is more of a wake up call. When life is overwhelmingly negative, you must work hard to find the positive and focus on it. Once you strive to find the positive in each negative thing, it will come easier over time. The small-town Alaskan setting truly comes to life for readers, as well as the quirky community members. This is an easily read book that each reader can relate to. This was the first book by Heather Lende that I had read, but I will definitely be looking into her other two books. Note: This review was originally posted on the Ariesgrl Book Reviews website.
Madd More than 1 year ago
Heather Lende, an obituary writer in a small Alaskan town; challenger the of her novel "Find The Good" to truly take a second look at their life and way they live. She encourages the reader to unlearn the habits that control us every day. The habits of finding all the things wrong’ instead of all the things right. Lende shares her experience when it comes to death and becoming parent again; along with eventually becoming a grandmother. All of these situations have aspects that make them hard to deal with, but she manages to find the positives in all these situations which truly manage to change her life for the better. This novel maintains consistent themes; to always live in the moment and experience. This book has helped me to challenge myself and push past my normal personal boundaries. I have learned that I am normally quick to anger, and in a bad situation I find the glass half empty. After reading this novel, I have been finding the positives in all aspects of my life and making the best of every moment. Finding the glass half full and always preserving makes any individual stronger. Lende’s writing style is very universal and individual; it doesn’t speak to just a specific group or readers. Anyone wanting a healthier way of living must read this book!
DoranneLongPTMS More than 1 year ago
I love reading Heather's books. As my brother lives in Skagway, I have visited Haines, and can relate to the "characters" in her books. She is willing to share her own personal joys and sorrows, and that of her friends and neighbors, in a way that soothes my tears and adds laughter to my own life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great short read!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So cool i shuled be in it