The Last Time We Say Goodbye

The Last Time We Say Goodbye

From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a gorgeous and heart-wrenching story of love, loss, and letting go.

Author: Cynthia Hand

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062318497

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

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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.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Every Time We Say Goodbye

Every Time We Say Goodbye

Their last phone call, she remembered sadly, was the day she'd arranged to meet him to say goodbye. She could still remember how happy he'd sounded to hear her voice and how she'd had to cut the call short for fear he would guess there ...

Author: Colette Caddle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471100802

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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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…
Categories: Fiction

Ain t It Time We Said Goodbye

Ain t It Time We Said Goodbye

last seen him, I was not about to discuss that particular topic with him either. Slowly picking out a melody on the keys with one finger at a time, Mick asked me if I knew where Keith might be at the moment. When I explained that he and ...

Author: Robert Greenfield

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306823138

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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For ten days in March 1971, the Rolling Stones traveled by train and bus to play two shows a night in many of the small theaters and town halls where their careers began. No backstage passes. No security. No sound checks or rehearsals. And only one journalist allowed. That journalist now delivers a full-length account of this landmark event, which marked the end of the first chapter of the Stones' extraordinary career. Ain't It Time We Said Goodbye is also the story of two artists on the precipice of mega stardom, power, and destruction. For Mick and Keith, and all those who traveled with them, the farewell tour of England was the end of the innocence. Based on Robert Greenfield's first-hand account and new interviews with many of the key players, this is a vibrant, thrilling look at the way it once was for the Rolling Stones and their fans—and the way it would never be again.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Occupied City

Occupied City

For the last time. We eat white rice. Nozv we eat only the black ... For the last time. In our genkans, we say goodbye to our mothers and our fathers, our sisters and our brothers, our wives and our sons, our husbands and our daughters.

Author: David Peace

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 9780307593191

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A fierce, exquisitely dark novel that plunges us into post–World War II Occupied Japan in a Rashomon-like retelling of a mass poisoning (based on an actual event), its aftermath, and the hidden wartime atrocities that led to the crime. On January 26, 1948, a man identifying himself as a public health official arrives at a bank in Tokyo. There has been an outbreak of dysentery in the neighborhood, he explains, and he has been assigned by Occupation authorities to treat everyone who might have been exposed to the disease. Soon after drinking the medicine he administers, twelve employees are dead, four are unconscious, and the “official” has fled . . . Twelve voices tell the story of the murder from different perspectives. One of the victims speaks, for all the victims, from the grave. We read the increasingly mad notes of one of the case detectives, the desperate letters of an American occupier, the testimony of a traumatized survivor. We meet a journalist, a gangster-turned-businessman, an “occult detective,” a Soviet soldier, a well-known painter. Each voice enlarges and deepens the portrait of a city and a people making their way out of a war-induced hell. Occupied City immerses us in an extreme time and place with a brilliantly idiosyncratic, expressionistic, mesmerizing narrative. It is a stunningly audacious work of fiction from a singular writer.
Categories: Fiction

Before We Say Goodbye

Before We Say Goodbye

He had mocked this too. 'I expect this will be the last time we see these,' he had said last Christmas, looking sideways at her as they had wrapped each piece carefully in tissue paper, a smile curling around his mouth.

Author: Madeleine Reiss

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 9781785764202

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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'Gorgeous and Emotional' Fern Britton 'I found it deeply moving and couldn't stop reading' Susan Lewis When you can't heal your own heart, can you fill someone else's? Josie Hudson's whole life has been about one thing and one thing only: keeping her son Scott alive. And when Scott, now nineteen, finds out that his heart is once again failing - with no hope of a transplant - Josie's world comes crashing down. Determined to give meaning to his final months, Scott decides to find a match for his mum: someone to be there for her when he will no longer be. But can Scott succeed in finding love for his mum before it's too late? Or will his place in her heart be too large to fill . . . Heart-warming and tear-jerking, Before We Say Goodbye is a devastatingly beautiful novel about love, family and learning to let go for fans of Jojo Moyes.
Categories: Fiction

Reflections on Everyday Life

Reflections on Everyday Life

It can also be the day on which we say goodbye to someone. We say 9Hello9 or 9Hi9 when we see someone that we Nnow or that we see only for the first time. We say 9See you soon, then9 or 9See you later9 to say goodbye.

Author: António de Castro Caeiro

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527537743

Category: Philosophy

Page: 99

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This book breaks frontiers. It deals with human beings and their intrinsic relationship with time in the space of a week. Each day is different from another. There is nothing human without days. It is said that life is a single day, but one day is the measure of time in the rhythm of human life. Days, weeks, months, years, and decades are human organizations of time; the universe has no days. It is human beings who are time. We are literally the days of the week repeatedly until the week ends. In this book, there is a continuous search for the days’ identities, for their specific characteristics, for the way they open up to our consciousness in each of its parts. The book identifies the particular characteristics of each day and the specific relationship of human beings with time.
Categories: Philosophy

Before We Say Goodbye

Before We Say Goodbye

"Drive safe and see you soon," Riley said. They hung up and Olive dropped her phone in the cup holder. "The food is delicious there. They're going to roll me out of that place, like last time." He chuckled. Olive laughed.

Author: JN Welsh

Publisher: NYLA

ISBN: 9781641970426

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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College sweetheart’s Olive and Nigel Goodwin shared a love that inspired many—a love with a happy ending. With fifteen years of marriage, three children, great jobs, and a home, Olive and Nigel never thought they’d be a couple in distress. Nigel Goodwin is at the end of his rope and resolves to take desperate measures into his own hands by doing the one thing he thought he’d never do—agree to a separation and start the process to divorce. His actions cause their “prenuptial agreement,” like no other to swing into high gear and with it a glimmer of hope. Olive Goodwin never thought she’d want out of her marriage. She wonders how she got to this point with a man that she vowed to love forever—a man she’d never thought would betray her. When Olive and Nigel are required to revisit memories of their past, and with the realization of losing each other becoming all too real, will the couple find their way back to each other or is this truly the end of their love story.
Categories: Fiction

In the Night of Time

In the Night of Time

“Now we spend our lives trying to remember the last time we did something or saw a friend. It frightens us to think it was the last time. Before, we would say goodbye as if we were going to live forever. How many times have you and I ...

Author: Antonio Muñoz Molina

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547548050

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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A Washington Post Best Book of the Year: A “hypnotic” novel of the Spanish Civil War and one man’s quest to escape it (Colm Tóibín, The New York Review of Books). October 1936. Spanish architect Ignacio Abel arrives at Penn Station, the final stop on his journey from war-torn Madrid, where he has left behind his wife and children, abandoning them to uncertainty. Crossing the fragile borders of Europe, Ignacio reflects on months of fratricidal conflict in his embattled country, his transformation from a bricklayer’s son to a respected bourgeois husband and professional, and the all-consuming love affair with an American woman that forever altered his life. Winner of the 2012 Prix Méditerranée Étranger and hailed as a masterpiece, In the Night of Time is a sweeping, grand novel and an indelible portrait of a shattered society, written by one of Spain’s most important contemporary novelists. “Labyrinthine and spellbinding . . . One of the most eloquent monuments to the Spanish Civil War ever to be raised in fiction.” —The Washington Post, “The Top 50 Fiction Books for 2014” “An astonishingly vivid narrative that unfolds with hypnotic intensity by means of the constant interweaving of time and memory . . . Tolstoyan in its scale, emotional intensity and intellectual honesty.” —The Economist “Epic . . . Intoxicating prose.” —Entertainment Weekly “A War and Peace for the Spanish Civil War.” —Publishers Weekly
Categories: Fiction

Chase Through Time

Chase Through Time

Yes, I do know about time travel, but have never experienced it myself. So you're from the past. ... The last time you were here, moments after we said goodbye, I decided to return to you, to tell you about another exhibit hall.

Author: Neil L. Hawkins

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781524693251

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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What are the consequences of traveling to the past or the futureor to a parallel timeline? This fourth sequel to The Book in the Loft series takes Surion captain Torn, along with Neil and Elena MacBruce and the crew of the Circle of Planets starship Explorer, into all three dimensions. Time travelers from the future invade the Surions world and take what isnt theirs. Explorers captain Varkon decides to find the means to track them down, but the technology within his Circle of Planets is of no help. Enlisting the aid of the Dropa and an alien race of Torellian time travelers, he and his crew set out to retake what was stolen, not sure if they will succeed in their mission or be caught and lost somewhere in time.
Categories: Fiction

Breakfast With Socrates

Breakfast With Socrates

Throughout all these phrases, what's obvious is that we never say goodbye when we say goodbyewe say something ... and so the moment of parting always carries a certain pathos – every time we say goodbye could always be the last time, ...

Author: Robert Rowland Smith

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847652089

Category: Philosophy

Page: 189

View: 859

What does it mean to be awake? What exactly is therapeutic about retail therapy? And what are you really working on when you're at your desk, in the gym, or having dinner? From getting ready in the morning, through heading to work, going to a party, having sex and falling back to sleep, Breakfast with Socrates provides an hour-by-hour commentary on what history's greatest philosophers have said about the meaning behind everything we do. A fascinating exploration of our daily lives, Breakfast with Socrates also draws on literature, art, politics and psychology to offer an informal introduction to the history of ideas that will help anyone to think more healthily. Breakfast will never be the same again...
Categories: Philosophy

Bourbon Love Notes

Bourbon Love Notes

He squeezes my shoulder and follows his parents out the door. It's just the four of us now. Each night this week, we've said goodbye as if it's the last goodbye. We say I love you as if it's the last time he'll hear it from us; ...

Author: S.J. Ryan

Publisher: Shari J. Ryan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

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n a split second, life can steal a last breath ... and derail all future plans. While flying home after a phone call that left me heartbroken, a row to myself would have been ideal. Instead, I was unknowingly sitting shoulder to shoulder with a strikingly attractive single dad and ex-Marine. I could have pretended not to notice the man, but there was something familiar about him. It didn’t take long before I pieced together where I knew him from or why he was back in my life. With chaos holding me hostage, I wanted to hide but couldn’t avoid Brett Pearson, our old family friend, and my teenage crush, because he kindly offered to help out with my family’s business—The Barrel House. Handling my father’s distillery would be a distraction from my brutal reality. Except, I never paid close attention to the art of making bourbon, unlike Brett, who was full of bourbon knowledge. He offered to teach me a thing or two, but all I could focus on was the way his lips moved when he spoke to me. I needed to grieve, and my head was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but my heart was splitting at the seams. Bourbon was spilled, drinks were shared, but could passion ignite from a dying last wish? *Bourbon Love Notes is a small-town second-chance angsty romance.
Categories: Fiction

Journey Through Love

Journey Through Love

I have chosen to keep a little distance Between us because the Hurt gets greater and greater every time we have to say goodbye. I've always hated that look in your eyes whenever we had to part. The last time we were together, ...

Author: Acirfa Valentine

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781546272571

Category: Poetry

Page: 154

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The journey through love reveals the inevitable fact of relationships. Love often ends in heartbreak but we should all be so lucky to gather our own snapshot of irreplaceable memories.
Categories: Poetry

After We Said Goodbye

After We Said Goodbye

MONDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2012 'Paula Westoby is dead,' Ian said on Skype this morning. 'It's on the front page of the Otago Daily Times.' 'Gosh that's a shock! She was in fine fettle the last time we spoke and she had been planning tovisit me ...

Author: Sean Davison

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 9780143529866

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Sean Davison made headlines when he was arrested in New Zealand for matricide. The story that emerged - how he helped his ailing mother to die - is the subject of his affecting book, Before We Say Goodbye. This second book, After We Said Goodbye, takes up the story from there: his arrest, trial and sentencing and the dramatic events that followed after this softspoken, unassuming man took the most fateful decision of his life; one that tore open family rifts and posed fundamental questions about life and his choices. With unwavering frankness, Davison faces his demons: Should he have done what he did? Ought he to have exposed his family? Was it the right thing to self-sensor the first edition of his book and conceal the fact that he had administered the morphine? And how should he come to terms with his sibling who had leaked the uncensored manuscript that lead to his arrest? It is estimated that huge numbers of people die through assisted suicide, and the author has become a vocal activist for the right to die in dignity.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Lines of Time

Lines of Time

But we just need to be by ourselves for a time. I'm almost sure we'll be back. But we aren't going to guarantee it this time. So when we say goodbye this weekend, it might be for the last time ...

Author: Neil L. Hawkins

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781728369464

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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In this ninth sequel to The Book in the Loft series, Captain Varkon and the crew of Explorer must travel into the unknown to locate two missing crew members, who are trapped in a different timeline. Their journey takes them in and out of parallel universes, where Varkon learns of his own death and of his doppelganger’s request for assistance to end an interplanetary war.
Categories: Fiction

Soul Stripped Bare

Soul Stripped Bare

“Stop kidding yourself; you know that sometimes we don't get 'another time', sometimes the last time we say goodbye to our children is the last time we will ever hear their voice.” Defeated and heavy-hearted, I reluctantly tore myself ...

Author: Yvonne Donohoe

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504322348

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

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In an era of happiness, lattes and the ‘quick fix’ Donohoe explores the natural but painful experience of grief. The question on her lips is ‘Am I Grieving Normally?’ She soon discovers there is nothing normal about profound loss. This beautifully written memoir and grief manual is healing and transformative for anyone experiencing loss. “Grief provided time to heal from the brokenness of loss: my broken heart, my broken spirit, my broken life, my broken future...” Meet courageous parents who all learnt that love transcends death and that grieving is like breathing – we instinctively know how to do it. “Death stripped my son of his life yet grief provided the opportunity to strip away the protective walls I’d built around mine. Death was the doorway to his new life in spirit and as my precious son moved on, I too, was moving on. My soul had been stripped bare in preparation for my rebirth.”
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

My Father and I

My Father and I

We had several such final goodbyes, that is, none at all since we couldn't know ahead of time whether this farewell ... “Every time we say goodbye at the train station I can't help but think it may be the last time I will ever see you.

Author: David Caron

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801457180

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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"It is a living museum of a long-gone Jewish life and, supposedly, a testimony to the success of the French model of social integration. It is a communal home where gay men and women are said to stand in defiance of the French model of social integration. It is a place of freedom and tolerance where people of color and lesbians nevertheless feel unwanted and where young Zionists from the suburbs gather every Sunday and sometimes harass Arabs. It is a hot topic in the press and on television. It is open to the world and open for business. It is a place to be seen and a place of invisibility. It is like a home to me, a place where I feel both safe and out of place and where my father felt comfortable and alienated at the same time. It is a place of nostalgia, innovation, shame, pride, and anxiety, where the local and the global intersect for better and for worse. And for better and for worse, it is a French neighborhood."—from My Father and I Mixing personal memoir, urban studies, cultural history, and literary criticism, as well as a generous selection of photographs, My Father and I focuses on the Marais, the oldest surviving neighborhood of Paris. It also beautifully reveals the intricacies of the relationship between a Jewish father and a gay son, each claiming the same neighborhood as his own. Beginning with the history of the Marais and its significance in the construction of a French national identity, David Caron proposes a rethinking of community and looks at how Jews, Chinese immigrants, and gays have made the Marais theirs. These communities embody, in their engagement of urban space, a daily challenge to the French concept of universal citizenship that denies them all political legitimacy. Caron moves from the strictly French context to more theoretical issues such as social and political archaism, immigration and diaspora, survival and haunting, the public/private divide, and group friendship as metaphor for unruly and dynamic forms of community, and founding disasters such as AIDS and the Holocaust. Caron also tells the story of his father, a Hungarian Jew and Holocaust survivor who immigrated to France and once called the Marais home.
Categories: Social Science

Who s In Charge of a World That Suffers

Who s In Charge of a World That Suffers

It is a glorious truth that those who are in Christ never see each other for the last time. We say goodbye to our loved ones only until the day breaks and the shadows flee away. It is not really “goodbye” but (as the French say) “au ...

Author: Billy Graham

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9780785248989

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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“In this book my father helps the reader traverse this journey called life by pointing to the One who guides us by His mighty Spirit, helping us walk with Him in certain victory.” --Franklin Graham Why is suffering the common lot of all people everywhere--believers and non-believers alike--and why does it seem that the world is out of control when it comes to the problem of pain and suffering? These are not easy questions, and in reality, you will never know the answers completely until you see our Lord face to face in heaven. Nevertheless, the Bible does give you some answers. Who’s in Charge of a World that Suffers? includes an informative and inspirational new introduction by Franklin Graham that speaks to today’s reader in the midst of painful circumstances. In this book, originally titled Till Armageddon, world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham uncovers the clues the scriptures offer you to this universal question--the question of suffering. Readers will discover what the Bible says about: Why Christians are not exempt from suffering Living above your circumstances The place of prayer in suffering God’s promises for those who suffer And much more Christians are called to learn what it means to trust God in every circumstance, and to live for Him no matter what comes our way. It is essential to think more clearly about suffering, and to rearrange your priorities so that when your personal armageddons come, you will not be taken by surprise or be unprepared. Christian readers, pastors, Bible study leaders, and anyone questioning where God fits into suffering will find encouragement in this message of hope for a broken world.
Categories: Religion

Heading South Looking North

Heading South  Looking North

When we say goodbye, nothing whispers that this is the last time we will ever speak to each other. ... off to tell my son that death does not exist, that I will be there with him, we can both delude solitude side by side one last time.

Author: Ariel Dorfman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466819047

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 282

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Ariel dorfman has been hailed as one of the "greatest living Latin American novelists" (Newsweek) and a "storyteller of almost mythic intensity" (The Financial Times). In his brilliant memoir, Heading South, Looking North, Dorfman explores the many exiles of a life torn, from age two, between the United States and Latin America, between revolution and repression. Interwoven with the remarkable story of how he switched languages and cultures--not once, but three times--is a day-by-day account of his multiple escapes from death during a military takeover in Chile. Dorfman filters these events through his dual and hybrid life, speaking, reading, thinking at times in Spanish, at times in English. Beautifully written and deeply moving, Heading South, Looking North is at once a vivid account of a life as complex and mysterious as the fictional characters Dorfman creates and an enthralling meditation about true personal conviction and courage in the late twentieth century.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Death the Last God

Death  the Last God

We both know this is the last time we will sit together like this. 'I am so, so sorry, Mum. ... There are more goodbyes to be said on his long farewell to life. I stroke his hand. 'Goodbye, Tim. I love you.' And he is gone.

Author: Anne Geraghty

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781782797081

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 227

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Anne Geraghty was a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist when her son, Tim Guest, author of My Life in Orange died suddenly. Her old life ended. She went on a search for her lost son. Where was he? What was he? Did he live on in some other realm? Or had he fallen into the darkness of oblivion? Her search for Tim became an exploration into the nature of death itself. We die as we have lived. Our lives are not like those of a C12th Tibetan, a C15th Cardinal or a Zen monk; we cannot, therefore, simply turn to old maps and myths of what happens when we die. We need a new narrative of death that embraces our modern understandings of our humanity and the workings of the universe. This book is the story of a grieving mother looking for her dead son, an investigation into death in our modern world, and an exploration of our struggles to live well in the ever-present shadow of death. It is not a book with answers; it is an invitation to look at death differently. This book offers fresh and original ideas about death and dying. And it will radically change your understanding of what death is.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Dragon Mother s Dream

The Dragon Mother s Dream

THURSDAY – SUNDAY, 23–26 January FARMERS OPEN AT TORREY PINES It's our last weekend in La Jolla, and the focus is again ... We say goodbye to Jenny and watch the sun slowly sink into the ocean while the colourful hang gliders are flying ...

Author: Gerhard Fischer

Publisher: ETT Imprint

ISBN: 9781925706192

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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This is the story of a journey to Southern California, home of the American Dream, in search of fame and fortune. An Australian couple of mixed German-Chinese origin with their six-year old son Maximilian leave their settled life in Sydney to move to California. The boy's Mandarin name is Xiaolong, meaning Little Dragon, and the dream of his mother is that he will one day become the number one golf player in the world. She has contacted Tiger Woods' first professional coach who is supposed to take the boy under his wings, and she is determined to make her dream come true. The book follows Maximilian's exposure to playing junior gold, the highlights and pitfalls along with the emotional ups and downs of children involved in competitive sport, and their parents' sometimes conflicting and contradictory expectations, culminating in an account of Maximilian competing at the Junior World Championship in San Diego. But 'The Dragon Mother's Dream' is more than a book about golf. Part travelogue and part parenting memoir, it is a journal about living in one of the most privileged places in California. It documents the everyday realities and idiosyncracies of the contemporary American way of life, recorded with great precision and attention to detail by an Australian writer of European roots and - sometimes satirical, often ironic - sensibilities. At the end of the book, the mother's dream takes an unexpected twist.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography