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How To Be Good

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How To Be Good

by Nick Hornby

  • Current Status of this Book:Recently Set Free
  • Copies in circulation:1
  • Copies in the wild:1
  • Copies in circulation (All Editions):1
  • Binding: Hardcover (244 pages)
  • Publisher: Viking, London (2001-05-31)
  • Language: English
  • Category:Literature & Fiction

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SynopsisIn Nick Hornby's How To Be Good, Katie Carr is certainly trying to be. That's why she became a GP. That's why she cares about Third World debt and homelessness, and struggles to raise her children with a conscience. It's also why she puts up with her husband David, self-styled "Angriest Man in Holloway". But one fateful day, she finds herself in a Leeds car-park, having just slept with another man. What she doesn't yet realise is that her Fall from Grace is just the first step on a spiritual journey more torturous than the M25 at rush-hour. Because, prompted by his wife's actions, David is about to stop being Angry. He's about to become Good--not Guardian-reading, organic-food-eating good, but Good in the fashion of the Gospels. And that's no easier in modern-day Holloway than it was in ancient Israel. Mr Hornby fires his central theme at us from the title page: how can we be good, and what does that mean? But, quite apart from demanding that his readers scrub their souls with the nea...more

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