Thursday, March 27, 2014
Patty's Pick for 3/27/14 is "Goodbye for Now" by Laurie Frankel
Laurie Frankel has written a book that you are guaranteed to think about and discuss with your book club or friends. This is a very well-written book first and Laurie will pull you right into to this complicated love story. If you are like me, you like to pull for the underdog, and both of the main characters are kind of underdogs. Meredith and Sam work together but do not know each other until Sam invents a special program to find your perfect match. Love follows and we are hooked.
When Meredith's grandmother passes away, Sam wants to help Meredith any way he can. Her grieving is tearing him apart. He invents a software program that can use a dead person's social footprint and help the relative connect with them via a computer. This is unbelievable to some people but Meredith embraces it and together they embark on bringing it to the public. This could be coming to a computer near you. Who would not want to talk one more time to a loved one that has passed away?
As Sam, Meredith, and my favorite character, Dash, bring this story to us, we meet some amazing people, and we are getting to know their dead relatives. This book will entertain you, inspire you and touch you. You will for sure be talking about it to someone. Will this technology be right around the corner? Don't miss the twists and turns that are coming when you turn these pages because I am not telling you a lot of the story!