The Goodbye Year

Kaira Rouda
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Melanie, a perfectionist mom who views the approaching end of parenting as a type of death, can’t believe she has only one more year to live vicariously through her slacker senior son, Dane. Gorgeous mom Sarah has just begun to realize that her only daughter, Ashley, has been serving as a stand-in for her traveling husband, and the thought of her daughter leaving for college is cracking the carefully cultivated façade of her life. Will and his wife are fine—as long as he follows the instructions on the family calendar and is sure to keep secret his whole other life with Lauren, the woman he turns to for fun (and who also happens to have a daughter in the senior class). 

Told from the points of view of both the parents and the kids, The Goodbye Year explores high school peer pressure, what it’s like for young people to face the unknown of life after high school, and how a transition that should be the beginning of a couple’s second act together—empty nesting—might possibly be the end. 

"Often hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, always engaging. I devoured it!" ~ Meg Mitchell, author of The Admissions

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About the author

 Kaira Rouda is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction that sparkles with humor and heart. She lives in Southern California where she is at work on her next novel. Connect at www.KairaRouda.com

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Publisher
Kaira Rouda
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Published on
May 3, 2016
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Pages
312
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ISBN
9781940716718
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / Literary
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This content is DRM protected.
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