The Goodbye Year: A Reader Recommendation

26591934I put off reading this book because I’ve been going through multiple goodbye years with my own children, but I wish I had not waited! The Goodbye Year was bittersweet and engaging. As a mom, I was deeply touched by both the struggles and the joys experienced by the women in this novel. It’s obvious to me as a reader that Kaira Rouda knows what she’s talking about when it comes to being a mom and having to help your kids fly the nest.

Besides being a heartfelt story that reflects the emotions of a goodbye year, the book was extremely entertaining. Rouda delves into the lives of the economically elite and reveals struggles and atrocities that shock and entertain, and yet as she peels back the layers of each character, we discover women whose motivations are more relatable to every woman than we initially might believe.

I would recommend this novel to any woman who has ever questioned her role in life.


Happy Reading!


2 thoughts on “The Goodbye Year: A Reader Recommendation

  1. I’ve been putting off reading it for the same reason: middle son is a senior (just committed to Alabama), oldest is a college junior, and I still have a sixth grader caboose child. I’m pretty sure I even have it on my kindle.


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