Goodbye For Now
Winner of the 2013 Endeavor Award
New York Times Editor's Choice
If you could Skype with your dead loved ones, would you?
GOODBYE FOR NOW is a love story for the 21st century which takes the social network to the next level: the afterlife. It's a heartrending exploration of the nature of love, loss, and life, both real and computer-simulated. Maybe nothing was meant to last forever, but then again, sometimes love takes on a life of its own.
"Frankel's clever and well-considered second novel extends the reach of technology just beyond our fingertips, where it feels possible."
--The New York Times, Editor's Choice
"Frankel is unafraid to take on big questions as she weaves together her entertaining and thought-provoking story. The result is an imaginative tale that explores life, love and what lasts." --BookPage
"This is an unforgettable, heartbreaking novel about love after death, and is impossible to put down." --Image
"A thought-provoking 2012 love story well-told." --Company
"Beautifully written...brilliant." 5 stars --Heat
"Frankel tells a touching story of how this young couple deals with a new love in a world full of loss and sadness. Her first novel, The Atlas of Love, was a wonderful, heartfelt read, and while this book has a completely different story line, it retains that emotional core. Frankel is an author to watch and definitely to keep in stock."
--Library Journal (starred review)
"The book is funny, touching, and oh-so-very sad. It accurately captures the tenderness of love, and the desperate, gut-wrenching emptiness of grief...It's the perfect book for computer geeks, romantics, coffee-lovers, and rainy beach walkers everywhere."
--Digital Media Roundup
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Want to be a RePoser? Goodbye For Now is fiction. It is. Its technology does not exist. It's impossible, right? Well, not as impossible as you think. Check out these incredible examples of technologies that come awfully close to RePose.
TED Talk: After Your Final Status Update
If I Die App for Facebook
Robot clones of your dead loved ones
Radio Lab: After Life
Eterni.mi: Preserve your most important thoughts and memories for all time.
Click here for book club questions for Goodbye For Now.
Fifteen excellent bonus book club questions from Jezebel.
I am sometimes able to visit with book clubs -- in person if you're nearby, via Skype or Facetime if not. (Is there anything more appropriate for this book than a video chat? I think not.)
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