THE BEST OF GOOD by SARA LEWIS
Life was fine for Tom Good, called Good by almost everyone.
He was actually getting paid to play music, started the
band Point Blank, and penned three hits that became forever
lodged in his generation's collective memory. Then, for no
apparent reason and to everyone's surprise, he walked away
from it all.
That was more than twenty years ago. Now Good has settled
into a low-key life, writing and recording songs in his
closet studio during the day and bartending in a San Diego
music club at night. He feels so grounded and secure in his
well-established routines with regard to his relationships,
his clothes, his food, and his apartment, that minor
alterations in these rituals can cause him to break out
into a sweat. But the carefully crafted predictability of
his life flies out the window the day Good learns that one
of his old girlfriends is the single mother of a ten-year-
old boy who looks just like him.
Sara Lewis, who won readers over with her previous novels,
including Second Draft of My Life and The Answer Is Yes,
once again reveals the ironies of everyday life with her
signature humor and poignancy. The Best of Good is an
irresistible tale of coming-of-age at the mid-point in
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