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Goodbye for Now by Laurie Frankel
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Jun 23, 2012

it was amazing
Read from June 15 to 23, 2012

Sam works for an online dating service yet is very single. He creates an algorithm that pairs up soul mates from which he finds his true love, Meredith. Unfortunately for Sam, this algorithm works all too well and the company he works for loses its repeat customers and, therefore, lots of money. Sam gets fired from his job. At the same time, Meredith's grandmother, Livvie, passes away. In an attempt to comfort the depressed and grieving Meredith, Sam creates a computer program that collects all of Livvie's electronic communication and Meredith is able to communicate with an interacitve simulation of Livvie to say goodbye "one more time." Again, Sam's creation works all too well and Meredith cannot stop communication with her deceased and beloved grandmother. This gives Sam and Meredith (and Meredith's cousin, Dash) the idea to start their own business to help other mourners say goodbye to their dearly departed.

Loving and losing love is the big theme of this book.

I have to say that I loved this book. It is quite emotional and if you have ever lost a loved one, you will identify with this book. The character's become so engrossed in their new business and their own personal issues that the lines of life and death become blurred. The author does a spectacular job on each character's emotional state for each tragedy or triumph they go through. All the while, the author's writing style is witty and real. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a laugh and a few tears.
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