Love, loss and the extraordinary potential of social networking media come together to create a powerful, moving, unforgettable novel that will make readers laugh, cry and resolve to find their own true love.
A poignant, heart-warming novel of love, loss and the possibility of keeping the past alive in a wholly unexpected way for fans of ONE DAY, WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and THE NOTEBOOK.
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 success and the complications that follow. 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...
Will make you laugh, think and cry - Jill Mansell
A thought-provoking 2012 love story well-told - Company
A brilliantly unsettling novel... An unforgettable, heartbreaking novel... impossible to put down - Image (Ireland)
Frankel's novel is a bittersweet account of loss and the very modern phenomenon that is online immortality. If you're a fan of One Day, this one's going to have you hooked - Stylist.co.uk
A kooky story that fans of One Day will love - Glamour
Witty writing and a fast-moving story make Goodbye for Now compulsively readable, but it is also a thought-provoking examination of consciousness and identity - Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project
Laurie Frankel writes novels (reads novels, teaches other people to write novels, raises a small person who reads and might someday write novels) in Seattle, Washington. She and her husband and daughter live on a nearly vertical hill from which Laurie can watch three different bridges when she's staring out her windows between words.
Laurie's earlier novels are The Atlas of Love and Goodbye For Now. This Is How It Always Is is her third novel.