Books to go bag 196 : Goodbye, vitamin : a novel / Rachel Khong.
- 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Hanover Libraries.
0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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- ISBN: 9781250182555 (paperback)
- ISBN: 9781250109163 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: 10 books + 1 guide in bag.
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
""Incredibly poignant . . . Rachel Khong's first novel sneaks up on you -- just like life . . . and heartbreak. And love."--Miranda July A few days after Christmas in a small suburb outside of L.A., pairs of a man's pants hang from the trees. The pants belong to Howard Young, a prominent history professor, recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Howard's wife, Annie, summons their daughter, Ruth. Freshly disengaged from her fiance and still broken up about it, feeling that life has not turned out quite the way she planned, thirty-year- old Ruth quits her job, and arrives home to find her parents' situation worse than she'd realized. Her father is erratically lucid and her mother, a devoted and creative cook, sees the sources of memory loss in every pot and pan. But as Howard's condition intensifies, the comedy in Ruth's situation takes hold, gently transforming her grief. She throws herself into caretaking: cooking dementia-fighting meals (a feast of jellyfish!), researching supplements, anything to reignite her father's once-notable memory. And when the university finally lets Howard go, Ruth and one of her father's handsome former students take their efforts to help Howard one step too far. Told in captivating glimpses and drawn from a deep well of insight, humor, and unexpected tenderness, Goodbye, Vitamin pilots through the loss, love, and absurdity of finding a one's footing in this life"-- Provided by publisher.
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Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR; O, The Oprah Magazine ; Vogue ; San Francisco Chronicl e; Esquire ; Huffington Post ; Nylon ; Entertainment Weekly ; BuzzFeed ; Booklist ; and The Independent "A quietly brilliant disquisition . . . told in prose that is so startling in its spare beauty that I found myself thinking about Khong's turns of phrase for days after I finished reading."-- Doree Shafrir, The New York Times Book Review "One of those rare books that is both devastating and light-hearted , heartfelt, and joyful . . . . Don't miss it ."-- BuzzFeed "Hello, Rachel Khong. Kudos for this delectable take on familial devotion."-- NPR Her life at a crossroads, a young woman goes home again in this funny and inescapably moving debut from a wonderfully original new literary voice. Freshly disengaged from her fiancÃ© and feeling that life has not turned out quite the way she planned, thirty-year-old Ruth quits her job, leaves town and arrives at her parents' home to find that situation more complicated than she'd realized. Her father, a prominent history professor, is losing his memory and is only erratically lucid. Ruth's mother, meanwhile, is lucidly erratic. But as Ruth's father's condition intensifies, the comedy in her situation takes hold, gently transforming all her grief. Told in captivating glimpses and drawn from a deep well of insight, humor, and unexpected tenderness, Goodbye, Vitamin pilots through the loss, love, and absurdity of finding one's footing in this life.