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Hello Goodbye

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Hello Goodbye

Hello Goodbye

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Emily Chenoweth
publisher:
Random House
genre:
Fiction

We gave it an A-

As Helen Hansen’s brain cancer spreads, her husband, Elliott, plans one last fling at a grand old hotel in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Along with their daughter Abby and all their old friends, the Hansens spend the week reminiscing, drinking, eating, and arguing. Though she doesn’t acknowledge it, Helen — who’s fading more each day — realizes they’ve come to say goodbye. Yet what should be a wistful, melancholy tale of grief is somehow anything but; in Emily Chenoweth’s graceful hands, Abby is learning to live as her mother is learning to die. A?