Hello GoodbyeLarge Print - 2009
As the week progresses, the Hansens and their guests deal with Helen's illness in varied, sometimes surprising ways, and Abby, drawn to the youthful, mischievous staff of the hotel is torn between her duties to her family and the pleasures of her new life as an adult. For all involved, the occasion unexpectedly becomes one of awakening rather than farewell, as they discover how life inevitably blossoms in the face of death.
"Chenoweth's smart, unsentimental and poignant takes on living and dying ring true, and her exploration of coming-of-age and coming to terms with mortality is divine." - Publishers Weekly, starred.
"An understated debut novel of great beauty and power." - Kirkus Reviews.
"(Chenoweth] writes gracefully and eloquently of loss and love , portraying both generations at their most self-absorbed and most vulnerable. Highly recommended." - Library Journal