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Hello GoodbyeAs 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...Hello GoodbyeFictionAs 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...2009-06-03Random House
Hello Goodbye
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Hello Goodbye

Genre: Fiction; Author: Emily Chenoweth; Publisher: Random House

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?