Growing up, letting go

June 8, 2009 § Leave a comment

You could call Emily Chenoweth’s “Hello Goodbye” a coming-of-age book. Abby, a young woman vacationing with her parents before her sophomore year in college, sheds her childhood innocence and stumbles into adulthood in this gentle, almost delicate story. But it’s also more than that. Seductive and sad as a late-summer breeze, this debut novel is an exploration of aging, of enduring friendships, of the complicated relationships between parent and child, and of love, old and new …

In Brief: “Hello Goodbye” by Emily Chenoweth (The Barnes & Noble Review)

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