Ina single week, one family leaves behind its past as a daughter awakens to a newfuture, in Emily Chenoweth’s intimate and beautifully crafted debut novel oflove, loss, and learning to start over. Perfect for readers of Jennifer Haigh’s The Condition, Susan Minot’s Evening,and Kim Edwards’ The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Hello Goodbye isat once an intimate coming-of-age tale and a solemn, elegiac exploration oflife’s passage. Elle magazine calls Hello Goodbye "A tenderode to empathy. . . . Every page of this book serves as an affirmation of theterrible, wrenching beauty of life."
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“This bright, well-crafted novel, set at a family gathering to celebrate a mother whose death is imminent, steers competently away from the maudlin and makes what could be a heavy-handed exploration of mortality instead an entertaining, sometimes delicate story.”
“A beautiful novel ...Chenoweth’s eye for telling detail is as sure as her language is playful.”