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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (665 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia Gaffney Narrator: Jan Maxwell Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The New York Times best-selling author of the much-beloved The Saving Graces is back with a warm, winning new novel about daring to love, braving a loss, and learning to live a little.

How much change can one summer bring?

If you're Caddie Winger, 32 years old, still living with her grandmother and giving piano lessons to neighborhood children, one summer can make the whole world look different. Caddie's mother died when she was nine, and her grandmother raised her. Now their roles are reversed, and it's Caddie who takes care of Nana. When her grandmother breaks a leg and insists on going into a convalescent home, Caddie finds herself being pulled out of her comfy, self-made nest. Living alone for the first time since college, she uncovers some startling truths from her past.

Jolted, she looks at the world with new eyes and begins to take charge of her future. As she makes a new best friend, takes risks she never dreamed she could, and navigates the depths and shallows of true love and devastating heartbreak, Caddie learns how to trust other people and, ultimately, how to trust herself.

Wise, moving, and reassuringly real, The Goodbye Summer offers us a deeper understanding of the perplexing and invigorating magic that is life itself.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Val Arrowsmith-timlin | 2/17/2014

    " Unfortunately, I read this book immediately after reading a Ken Follet book. It was written a little strangely, a bit choppy and the author left a lot unsaid. I liked the overall story, but hated the ending. It felt rushed and not complete, I liked the characters and I related to the epiphany that age is just a number and old people don't feel as old as they are. I don't think I would recommend this book, but don't regret reading it either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrea | 2/15/2014

    " I loved this story. It was endearing with some unexpected twists and turns. Patricia Gaffney is a writer who really understands that life is not always perfect, but you can make the most of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sandy | 2/7/2014

    " Thought this book was fairly entertaining, but not on my "top 10" sort of list. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tlnorz | 2/2/2014

    " Not bad, if you like romance books. "

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