Rachel Khong, with Stephanie Danler, discusses and signs Goodbye, Vitamin

"This novel sneaks up on you -- just like life . . . and heartbreak. And love."--Miranda July

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 fiance 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 her 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. (Henry Holt & Company)

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Event date: 
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Goodbye, Vitamin Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781250109163
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt & Company - July 11th, 2017

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ISBN: 9781101911860
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Published: Vintage - April 4th, 2017