Hello Goodbye: A Novel

Hello Goodbye: A Novel

by Emily Chenoweth

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Overview

“Tender. . . . Chenoweth’saffectionate style works marvelously, capturing the decadence of youth.” —NewYork Times

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."

Editorial Reviews

New York Times on Hello Goodbye

Tender....Chenoweth’s affectionate style works marvelously, capturing the decadence of youth.

Boston Globe on Hello Goodbye

Poignant.

Elle Magazine on Hello Goodbye

A tender ode to empathy.... Every page of this book serves as an affirmation of the terrible, wrenching beauty of life.

Alice Sebold

A beautiful novel ...Chenoweth’s eye for telling detail is as sure as her language is playful.

Vanity Fair on Hello Goodbye

Elegantly crafted.

New York Journal of Books

Chenoweth avoids sentimentality, handling emotions with grace and consummate skill.

Lydia Millet

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.

New Yorker on Hello Goodbye

Chenoweth writes with a restraint that allows minor gestures to become elegantly weighted with meaning.

Vanity Fairon Hello Goodbye

"Elegantly crafted."

Elle Magazine

A tender ode to empathy.... Every page of this book serves as an affirmation of the terrible, wrenching beauty of life.

New Yorker

Chenoweth writes with a restraint that allows minor gestures to become elegantly weighted with meaning.

New York Times

Tender....Chenoweth’s affectionate style works marvelously, capturing the decadence of youth.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062034601
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/14/2011
Series: P.S. Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 7.78(w) x 5.48(h) x 0.73(d)

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