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Rules for Saying Goodbye

Katherine Taylor

Kate is having a hard time. Lucas, the journalist she moved to Rome to marry, seems to be breaking up with her. In actual fact, he doesn't want to feel responsible for making her happy. "You were never responsible for that," she answers, confused. "Happiness simply happened between us." In Kate's world, pleasure and melancholy are close neighbors. RULES FOR SAYING GOODBYE follows Kate as she makes the unlikely migration from suburban California to a New England prep school, and then to Manhattan. Here she will enjoy a dissipated life of bartending and writing novels, falling in love with the wrong boys, and discussing these boys while smoking borrowed cigarettes on the sofa with her best friend, Clarissa. Her devotedly neurotic mother is desperate for Kate to marry someone, anyone, so she can be sure that someone else will love her daughter after she dies. But Kate has other ideas. In this witty and affecting debut novel, fiction winks at real life: Katherine Taylor is its muddled heroine, and also its author. Fizzing with intelligence and charm, RULES FOR SAYING GOODBYE chronicles that heart-grabbing moment when you stop waiting for things to happen to you and go in search of them yourself.

Kate is having a hard time. Lucas, the journalist she moved to Rome to marry, seems to be breaking up with her. In actual fact, he doesn't want to feel responsible for making her happy. "You were never responsible for that," she answers, confused. "Happiness simply happened between us." In Kate's world, pleasure and melancholy are close neighbors. RULES FOR SAYING GOODBYE follows Kate as she makes the unlikely migration from suburban California to a New England prep school, and then to Manhattan. Here she will enjoy a dissipated life of bartending and writing novels, falling in love with the wrong boys, and discussing these boys while smoking borrowed cigarettes on the sofa with her best friend, Clarissa. Her devotedly neurotic mother is desperate for Kate to marry someone, anyone, so she can be sure that someone else will love her daughter after she dies. But Kate has other ideas. In this witty and affecting debut novel, fiction winks at real life: Katherine Taylor is its muddled heroine, and also its author. Fizzing with intelligence and charm, RULES FOR SAYING GOODBYE chronicles that heart-grabbing moment when you stop waiting for things to happen to you and go in search of them yourself.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Kate is having a hard time. Lucas, the journalist she moved to Rome to marry, seems to be breaking up with her. In actual fact, he doesn't want to feel responsible for making her happy. "You were never responsible for that," she answers, confused. "Happiness simply happened between us." In Kate's world, pleasure and melancholy are close neighbors. RULES FOR SAYING GOODBYE follows Kate as she makes the unlikely migration from suburban California to a New England prep school, and then to Manhattan. Here she will enjoy a dissipated life of bartending and writing novels, falling in love with the wrong boys, and discussing these boys while smoking borrowed cigarettes on the sofa with her best friend, Clarissa. Her devotedly neurotic mother is desperate for Kate to marry someone, anyone, so she can be sure that someone else will love her daughter after she dies. But Kate has other ideas. In this witty and affecting debut novel, fiction winks at real life: Katherine Taylor is its muddled heroine, and also its author. Fizzing with intelligence and charm, RULES FOR SAYING GOODBYE chronicles that heart-grabbing moment when you stop waiting for things to happen to you and go in search of them yourself.

Language:

English

Length:

9h 17m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:19


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:01


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:46


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:14


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:33


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:16


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:42


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:32


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:58


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:41


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:37


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:18


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:08


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:36


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:06


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:49


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:23


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:53


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:43


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:12


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:20


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:40


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:15


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:43


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:40


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:11


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:47


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:27


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:32


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:13


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:44


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:31


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:11


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:14


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:34


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:52


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:10


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:40


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:56


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:30


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:28


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:49


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:19


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:36


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:18


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:44


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:48


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:08


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:26


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:44


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:44


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:40


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:42


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:23


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:04


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:29


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:22


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:04


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:35


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:46


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:22


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:56


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:15


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:07


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:29


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

00:23