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Goodbye For Now Kindle Edition
From the author of THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS. 'Fabulous . . . very funny, yet so sad and thought-provoking too. I couldn't put it down' Liane Moriarty, author of THE HUSBAND'S SECRET
Laurie Frankel's heart-breaking, but life-affirming, novel about finding love and coming to terms with loss is perfect for fans of ONE DAY and ME BEFORE YOU.
Imagine a world in which you never have to say goodbye.
A world in which you can talk to your loved ones after they've gone -
About the trivial things you used to share
About the things you wish you'd said while you still had the chance
About how hard it is to adjust to life without them.
When Sam Elling invents a computer programme that enables his girlfriend Meredith to do just this, nothing can prepare them for the consequences. For every person who wants to say goodbye, there is someone else who can't let go. And when tragedy strikes, they have to find out whether goodbye has to be for ever. Or whether love can take on a life of its own..
'Enough tears to rival Seattle's annual rainfall. And yet, GOODBYE FOR NOW is still hopeful and thoughtful and securely rooted in a belief in the essential goodness of which people are capable' Seattle Times
“An ingenious emotional riptide of a story that leaves your heart drifting in the gulf between losing a loved one and actually letting them go.”
—Jamie Ford, Author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“Clever, funny, moving, intelligent, Goodbye For Now is about love and loss, real live emotions and human relationships in a cyber world taken to its extreme. Will Laurie Frankel's wonderful book capture your heart and imagination? Absolutely. You will laugh; you will cry. And you will probably start video chatting with your loved ones daily, just in case an inspired computer genius jumps on Frankel's idea.”
—Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain
“Goodbye For Now is a fabulous, original read—very funny, yet so sad and thought-provoking too. I couldn’t put it down.”
—Liane Moriarty, bestselling author of What Alice Forgot
--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B008071RAC
- Publisher : Review (16 August 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 1172 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 434 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #498,792 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from other countries
Keep writing Laurie! (I also loved That’s the Way...)
The book is set in the world as we know it, not a futuristic setting that would put off readers who aren't interested in sci-fi: Sam, a regular guy (also a computer genius) designs a computer programme that will allow the loved ones of the recently deceased to continue seeing and interacting with them as if they were still there. It's a brilliantly simple idea for a novel and you can probably guess some of the issues that are going to be raised... The characters, the story, the themes of death & grief and all the moral questions arising from keeping the dead 'alive' (when you probably really should be letting them go) are all exquisitely woven together in one incredibly entertaining and poignant book.
It's a fresh and original story and I can't really liken it to anything else I've read. The book echoes the tone and some of the elements of the film Sim0ne and perhaps also Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, but it's a very different story at its heart. It's an effortless read, so well put-together that there were no real dips; something was always happening, moving the story along and keeping me hooked to the very last page. It was a hugely satisfying read for me and this is the book I'll no doubt be recommending to everyone for a long while!