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Happyish

By: Jeanette Escudero
Narrated by: Vivia Font
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Summary

It was supposed to be a good day.

On the one-year anniversary of her divorce, Alex Martinez is getting closure—and margaritas with her two best friends. But just before the celebratory meetup, Alex is clobbered by life once again. Damping the cheer is the diagnosis of a brain tumor she can’t pronounce, a procedure she’d rather postpone, and the prospect of what to say to an already heartbroken mother. Not that Alex plans to tell her anything anytime soon.

Going from blissful to blindsided in one afternoon, Alex has other plans: to be impulsive and embark on an adventure she’ll never forget. Expected destinations: the Grand Canyon, Puerto Rico, and zip-lining through Costa Rica. Unexpected companion: a hiker named David who’s found a woman after his own heart. But no matter how enriching the journey, how long can Alex keep running?

It’s time to accept past griefs, reconnect with her mother, and find her way back to happy. For Alex, whatever the future holds, maybe everything she really needs to face is right where she left it.

©2022 Jeanette Escudero (P)2022 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic reviews

“Cuban American Escudero writes a sometimes gritty, occasionally hilarious, and mostly heart-wrenching story. A relatable, gripping tale, infused with Latinx culture, that packs an emotional wallop.”Library Journal (starred review)

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  • 14-11-22

Accepting challenges of physical medical events.

Found author's dealing with difficult physical medical events moving and reaffirming. Easy to read and thought provoking.

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  • 12-11-22

great

This was a book that really surprised me, I really enjoy it even though when I started I didn't want to continue because of the character's illness, I went through something like that so I was kind of in the defense area but I gave it a try and after a few chapters I was laughing and smiling like crazy

I'm so glad I gave this book a chance and meet the story of Alex a woman that was ready to celebrate life and her independence after her divorce. Alex starts traveling around meeting new people and finally understanding what she needed in life.

Alex meets David on of her Hiking trips making her wonder if her love life is already dead or if she has another chance.

The narrations by Vivia Font were great she really made me laugh so hard and brought so much to Alex's character and story.

Happyish is a book that will keep you laughing and smiling and even crying a book of determination, and finally, conquering your own demons. Alex was a very strong character even if at times it didn't feel that was who is strong when facing an illness like that.

A Great book I really enjoy it so much.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-11-22

loved it

I really enjoyed reading this author.  I look forward to reading more books by this author in the near future.