The Last Time We Say Goodbye

The Last Time We Say Goodbye Author Cynthia Hand
ISBN-10 9780062318497
Year 2015-02-10
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand comes a gorgeous, heart-wrenching novel of love and loss, which ALA Booklist called "both shatteringly painful and bright with life and hope" in a starred review. Since her brother, Tyler, committed suicide, Lex has been trying to keep her grief locked away, and to forget about what happened that night. But as she starts putting her life, her family, and her friendships back together, Lex is haunted by a secret she hasn't told anyone—a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything. In the tradition of Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why, Gayle Forman's If I Stay, and Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a thoughtful and deeply affecting novel that will change the way you look at life and death.

The Last Time We Say Goodbye

The Last Time We Say Goodbye Author Cynthia Hand
ISBN-10 0062318489
Year 2016-02-09
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher HarperTeen
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From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand comes a gorgeous, heart-wrenching novel of love and loss, which ALA Booklist called "both shatteringly painful and bright with life and hope" in a starred review. Since her brother, Tyler, committed suicide, Lex has been trying to keep her grief locked away, and to forget about what happened that night. But as she starts putting her life, her family, and her friendships back together, Lex is haunted by a secret she hasn't told anyone—a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything. In the tradition of Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why, Gayle Forman's If I Stay, and Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a thoughtful and deeply affecting novel that will change the way you look at life and death.

The Last Time We Say Goodbye

The Last Time We Say Goodbye Author Cynthia Hand
ISBN-10 9781460702628
Year 2015-02-01
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE is a poignant, layered and compelling novel about a teenage girl grappling with the suicide of her younger brother Ages: 13+ the last time Lex was happy was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn't look at her like she might break down at any moment. Now she's the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that's all she'll ever be. As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night tyler died. But there's a secret she hasn't told anyone - a text tyler sent, that could have changed everything. Lex's brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that the past doesn't have to define the present. From New York times bestselling author Cynthia Hand comes a story of love, loss and learning how to let go. Ages: 13+

A Window Opens

A Window Opens Author Elisabeth Egan
ISBN-10 9781501105456
Year 2016-07-05
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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"From the beloved books editor at Glamour magazine comes a heartfelt and painfully funny debut about what happens when a wife and mother of three leaps at the chance to fulfill her professional destiny--only to learn every opportunity comes at a price. In A Window Opens, Elisabeth Egan brings us Alice Pearse, a compulsively honest, longing-to-have-it-all, sandwich generation heroine for our social-media-obsessed, lean in (or opt out) age. Like her fictional forebears Kate Reddy and Bridget Jones, Alice plays many roles (which she never refers to as "wearing many hats" and wishes you wouldn't, either). She is a mostly-happily married mother of three, an attentive daughter, an ambivalent dog-owner, a part-time editor, a loyal neighbor, and a Zen commuter. She is not: a cook, a craftswoman, a decorator, an active PTA member, a natural caretaker, or the breadwinner. But when her husband makes a radical career change, Alice is ready to lean in--and she knows exactly how lucky she is to land a job at Scroll, a hip young start-up which promises to be the future of reading, with its chain of chic literary lounges and dedication to beloved classics. The Holy Grail of working mothers--an intellectually satisfying job and a happy personal life--seems suddenly within reach. Despite the disapproval of her best friend, who owns the local bookstore, Alice is proud of her new "balancing act" (which is more like a three-ring circus) until her dad gets sick, her marriage flounders, her babysitter gets fed up, her kids start to grow up, and her work takes an unexpected turn. Fans of I Don't Know How She Does It, Where'd You Go Bernadette, and The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry will cheer as Alice realizes the question is not whether it's possible to have it all, but what does she--Alice Pearse--really want?"--

The Afterlife of Holly Chase

The Afterlife of Holly Chase Author Cynthia Hand
ISBN-10 0062318500
Year 2017-10-24
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher HarperTeen
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Before I Fall meets “bah, humbug” in this contemporary YA reimagining of A Christmas Carol from New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand. On Christmas Eve five years ago, seventeen-year-old Holly Chase was visited by three Ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways. She didn’t. And then she died. Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge—as their latest Ghost of Christmas Past. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable. But this year’s Scrooge is different. This year’s Scrooge might change everything… The Afterlife of Holly Chase is a witty, poignant, and insightful novel about life, love, and seizing second (or third) chances, perfect for readers who loved Before I Fall or Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares.

Every Time We Say Goodbye

Every Time We Say Goodbye Author Jamie Zeppa
ISBN-10 9780307399472
Year 2011
Pages 342
Language en
Publisher Knopf Canada
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1942: Her mother's death left Grace Turner detached from the world until she became pregnant. Now, she's fallen in love with her baby boy but is locked in combat with her sister-in-law over his care. Wanting an independent life for herself and her son, Grace leaves Sault Ste. Marie to find work, and a place of her own, in southern Ontario. But she worries: when she returns for her baby, will her brother and sister-in-law give him up? 1957: Teenaged Dean Turner breaks open a locked box and finds adoption papers with a birth certificate for Daniel Turner, son of Grace Turner and an unknown father. His parents deny that he is adopted, but four years later, Dean leaves home to find the mysterious Grace. 1961: Laura falls in love with Dean Turner soon after he sits down at her table in the Queen Street Eaton's cafeteria, but he disappears as suddenly and as devastatingly as he appeared. When she encounters him in Sault Ste. Marie three years later, she is determined not to let him slip away again. 1973: Eight-year-old Dawn Turner waits for her father one morning at the front door of her grandparents' house. Dawn and her little brother are finally starting a life with their father, Dean, and his new wife. But when the new beginning doesn't work out, she and Jimmy end up back with their grandparents. As Dawn grows up, she must work to understand her family's mysteries and disappearing acts before she loses track of herself completely. Jamie Zeppa paints a tender and perceptive portrait of the unconventional, though not entirely dysfunctional, Turner family. Rich with mystery, broken promises and in the end, some mending of hearts, Every Time We Say Goodbye explores what it means to leave, to be left, to be absent; what connects parents and children, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives - and what drives them apart.

TO LIVE UNTIL WE SAY GOOD BYE

TO LIVE UNTIL WE SAY GOOD BYE Author Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
ISBN-10 1451664478
Year 2011-08-02
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, whose books on death and dying have sold in the millions, now offers an extraordinary visual record of her work. Through the brilliant photographs of Mal Warshaw, To Live Until We Say Good-Bye gives a gripping, intimate view of Dr. Kübler-Ross's counseling work with terminally ill patients as she brings them to an acceptance of death.

Every Time We Say Goodbye

Every Time We Say Goodbye Author Colette Caddle
ISBN-10 9781471100802
Year 2012-01-12
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Marianne has worked hard to get where she is today. Brought up in care, she's always been determined to make sure her children have what she so badly craved: a secure and loving home. But then comes the phone call that will change everything: her husband, Dominic, has been found dead. But as Marianne listens to the news, she realises that not everything adds up: Dom had said he was at work, and yet he died at a restaurant. And what's more, his mobile phone has disappeared. As she, and the police, delve deeper into the circumstances surrounding Dominic's death, they discover a web of lies which conceal a shady double life. And those lies now threaten to tear apart everything that Marianne has worked so hard for. Now, as Marianne stares down at her husband's coffin, little does she realise that the worst is yet to come…

Before We Say Goodbye

Before We Say Goodbye Author Louise Candlish
ISBN-10 9780748112012
Year 2009-08-06
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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When Olivia's mother dies, she leaves behind an apology Olivia could never have expected. Years ago, Maggie did everything in her power to end a love affair between the teenage Olivia and her stepbrother-to-be Richie. Now, over twenty years later, Olivia has a letter that contains his address - and her mother's blessing to seek him out. 'Follow your heart,' Maggie writes, 'and put right my mistake.' It sounds like nothing more than a dying woman's fantasy; certainly not an instruction for a grown woman with a husband she loves, two sons in their teens and an established life in the same London suburb she grew up in herself. This is where Olivia belongs, isn't it? But, tormented by the memories her mother's letter stirs, she makes the decision to travel to the small coastal town where Richie lives with his young daughter Wren. Rediscovering her first love and falling for him a second time, Olivia realises that this is the life she had always imagined for herself, the one she has wanted all along. But where does that put the family she has left behind?

Saying Goodbye to Our Mothers for the Last Time

Saying Goodbye to Our Mothers for the Last Time Author Carol Thayer Cox
ISBN-10 0996968679
Year 2016-05-15
Pages 340
Language en
Publisher
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Mother loss, no matter when it happens, is a pivotal event in a person's life. How profound it is to lose the first person you have known in life, the person who has known you the longest and who holds memories of you from your very beginning. Whether her parenting was nurturing, mediocre, or damaging, you still experienced her as your mother. Biological or adoptive, regardless of what transpires, there is a bond between mother and child. Saying Goodbye to Our Mothers for the Last Time include 35 authors/contributors, both women and men, who write about the death of their mothers. The volume is rich in variety, from different locations to assorted cultures and ethnicities, from ways of dying to types of funerals, from methods of dealing with loss to strategies for self-care. Some of these stories are elegant in their simplicity, others intricate in their complexity. Some incite laughter and others elicit tears. Saying Goodbye tells people's stories, and like fairy tales and myths, these stories offer readers an opportunity to relate to the characters and vicariously experience their trials and sorrows as well as their joys and celebrations. Stories help us tap into these archetypes of life and death that are part of us all. We asked our authors to write about something very intimate-the death of their mothers and thus the end of their lives with their mothers. Our purpose in creating this book is to take a lens to the transition from life to death, to focus in on that event and how people said good-bye, whether they were at their mother's side or not. These are stories that need to be told-stories that will guide, warn, encourage, and inspire others when they must cross that threshold and say good-bye to their own mothers for the last time. It will also be a gift to those who have already lost their mothers, as these stories may provide solace and perspective. Baby boomers are going through this experience every day, but just knowing that other people are losing their mothers does not help them get through it themselves. In our western culture, dying is rarely talked about, and there is little to prepare us for that moment. When people die, we talk about who they were and what we want to remember about them. But we don't often share with one another what really happens when the death occurs. And those are the memories

No Time to Say Goodbye

No Time to Say Goodbye Author Carla Fine
ISBN-10 9780385485517
Year 1999-01
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Main Street Books
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Drawing on her own ordeal following her husband's suicide, as well as the experiences of other survivors and the knowledge of professionals, the author offers guidance through the various stages of the process of grieving and reconciliation. Reprint.

Until I Say Good Bye

Until I Say Good Bye Author Bret Witter
ISBN-10 9781444762211
Year 2013-03-14
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER What would you do with one last year? Susan Spencer-Wendel was determined to laugh instead of cry. In June 2011, Susan Spencer-Wendel learned she had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - Lou Gehrig's disease - an irreversible condition that systematically destroys the nerves that power the muscles. She was 44-years-old, with three young children, and she had only one year of health remaining. She decided to live that year with joy. She left her job as a journalist and spent time with her family. She built a meeting place for friends in her backyard. And she took seven trips with the seven most important people in her life. As her health declined, Susan journeyed to the Yukon, Hungary, the Bahamas, and Cyprus. She went to the beach with her sons and to Kleinfeld's bridal shop in New York City with her teenage daughter, Marina, for a glimpse of the wedding she would never attend. She also wrote this book. No longer able to walk or even lift her arms, she tapped it out letter by letter on her iPhone using only her right thumb, the last finger still working. And yet Until I Say Good-Bye is not angry or bitter. It is sad in parts - how could it not be? - but it is filled with Susan's optimism, joie de vivre and sens of humour. It is a book that, like Susan, will make everyone smile. From a hilarious family Christmas disaster to the decrepit monastery in eastern Cyprus where she rediscovered her heritage, Until I Say Good-Bye is Susan Spencer-Wendel's unforgettable gift to her loved ones and to us: a record of their final experiences together and a reminder that every day is better when it is lived with joy.

Too Soon to Say Goodbye

Too Soon to Say Goodbye Author Art Buchwald
ISBN-10 9781588365743
Year 2006-11-07
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Random House
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When doctors told Art Buchwald that his kidneys were kaput, the renowned humorist declined dialysis and checked into a Washington, D.C., hospice to live out his final days. Months later, “The Man Who Wouldn’t Die” was still there, feeling good, holding court in a nonstop “salon” for his family and dozens of famous friends, and confronting things you usually don’t talk about before you die; he even jokes about them. Here Buchwald shares not only his remarkable experience–as dozens of old pals from Ethel Kennedy to John Glenn to the Queen of Swaziland join the party–but also his whole wonderful life: his first love, an early brush with death in a foxhole on Eniwetok Atoll, his fourteen champagne years in Paris, fame as a columnist syndicated in hundreds of newspapers, and his incarnation as hospice superstar. Buchwald also shares his sorrows: coping with an absent mother, childhood in a foster home, and separation from his wife, Ann. He plans his funeral (with a priest, a rabbi, and Billy Graham, to cover all the bases) and strategizes how to land a big obituary in The New York Times (“Make sure no head of state or Nobel Prize winner dies on the same day”). He describes how he and a few of his famous friends finagled cut-rate burial plots on Martha’s Vineyard and how he acquired a Picasso drawing without really trying. What we have here is a national treasure, the complete Buchwald, uncertain of where the next days or weeks may take him but unfazed by the inevitable, living life to the fullest, with frankness, dignity, and humor. “[Art Buchwald] has given his friends, their families, and his audiences so many laughs and so much joy through the years that that alone would be an enduring legacy. But Art has never been just about the quick laugh. His humor is a road map to essential truths and insights that might otherwise have eluded us.” –Tom Brokaw From the Hardcover edition.

Before I Say Goodbye

Before I Say Goodbye Author Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN-10 9780731815807
Year 2012-05-01
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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After her husband Adam is killed when his private boat explodes, Nell McDermot is thrown into a pit of grief. She wants answers and she wants more than anything to say goodbye - but both now seem impossible. That is, until a medium contacts her claiming to be Adam's channel. When the investigation proves the explosion was not an accident but a bomb, Nell goes to visit the medium. And, soon enough, she is receiving instructions from Adam from beyond the grave. Or is she? Haunted by grief, Nell undertakes the instructions - unaware that a terrifying chain of events is about to be unleashed. With a dangerous loop closing around her, Nell doesn't realise that she might be going to meet Adam a lot sooner than she thinks . . .

My Lady Jane

My Lady Jane Author Cynthia Hand
ISBN-10 9780062391797
Year 2016-06-07
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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New York Times Bestseller * Publishers Weekly Best Young Adult Book of 2016 * Bustle Best Young Adult Book of 2016 * YALSA 2017 Best Fiction for Young Adults This comical, fantastical, romantical, New York Times bestselling, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey is “an uproarious historical fantasy that’s not to be missed” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind YA fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant king, an even more reluctant queen, a noble steed, and only a passing resemblance to actual history—because sometimes history needs a little help. At sixteen, Lady Jane Grey is about to be married off to a stranger and caught up in a conspiracy to rob her cousin, King Edward, of his throne. But those trifling problems aren’t for Jane to worry about. Jane gets to be Queen of England. Like that could go wrong.