Emily Chenoweth, author of Hello Goodbye, on tour June/July 2011

Posted By on March 25, 2011

About Hello Goodbye

• Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (June 14, 2011)

In the summer after her freshman year of college, Abby Hansen embarks on what might be a final vacation with her parents to a historic resort in northern New Hampshire. The Presidential Hotel, with its stately rooms and old-fashioned dress code, seems almost unbearably stuffy to Abby, but the young, free-spirited hotel staff offers her the chance for new friendships, and maybe even romance.

However, for her parents, Elliott and Helen, their time spent together in the shadow of the White Mountains has taken on a deeper meaning. By inviting family friends to join them, they open their marriage up to a lifetime of confessions, and they must confront a secret about Helen’s health that they have been hiding from their daughter.

Heartbreaking and luminous, Hello Goodbye deftly explores a family’s struggle with love and loss, as a summer vacation becomes an occasion for awakening.

About Emily Chenoweth

Emily Chenoweth is a former fiction editor of Publishers Weekly. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Bookforum, and People, among other publications. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Emily’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, June 14th: Colloquium

Wednesday, June 15th: Take Me Away

Monday, June 20th: A Cozy Reader’s Corner

Tuesday, June 21st: The House of the Seven Tails

Wednesday, June 29th: Rundpinne

Tuesday, July 5th: Peeking Between the Pages

Wednesday, July 6th: Reading on a Rainy Day

Thursday, July 7th: Good Girl Gone Redneck

Monday, July 11th: Crazy for Books

Wednesday, July 13th: Tina’s Book Reviews

Wednesday, July 20th: Book Journey

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