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Goodbye for Now

A Novel
Frankel, Laurie (eBook - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Creating an algorithm to improve his internet dating employer's match success rate only to be fired for being too effective, Sam Elliot develops a computer program that creates compelling human simulations that allow people to say final goodbyes to lost loved ones.
Authors: Frankel, Laurie
Title: Goodbye for now
a novel
[electronic resource]
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Summary: Creating an algorithm to improve his internet dating employer's match success rate only to be fired for being too effective, Sam Elliot develops a computer program that creates compelling human simulations that allow people to say final goodbyes to lost loved ones.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 0385536194
9780385536196
Statement of Responsibility: Laurie Frankel
Subject Headings: Small business Fiction Loss (Psychology) Fiction
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Love stories
Topical Term: Small business
Loss (Psychology)
Additional Physical Form Entry: Print version: Frankel, Laurie. Goodbye for now. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, c2012 9780385536189 (DLC) 2011051266 (OCoLC)761846821
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Apr 06, 2013
  • snarski rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

My gramma passed away suddenly about a month after I read this book. The story inspired me to FaceTime her when I couldn't be with her in ICU.

Very, very well written and a surprising story. While I could not put the book down while I was reading it, I was ultimately disappointed with the subject matter and the ending. Nonetheless, I await Ms. Frankel's next novel, as I feel that she shows extraordinary promise..

When it comes to creating algorithms that improve matches between singles looking for love, Sam Elling is a victim of his own success. Although his creation helps Sam finds his own soul mate, it also threatens his employer's business - and results in his termination. Out of work, he develops a program based on previously sent emails that allows his new love, Meredith, to "correspond" with her recently deceased grandmother.

This soon mushrooms into a commercial success (RePose), but it also provokes moral and ethical quandaries and opposition from religious groups and, eventually, forces half of the new couple to question whether RePose is a blessing or a curse when it comes to letting go of loved ones.

Listed in the Next Reads Fiction A to Z newsletter September 2012 http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=548707

Sep 16, 2012
  • KatSu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

OMG What a wonderful, compelling, insightful, intriguing book! Humorous, sad, thought provoking blending and flowing and drawing you into it's web of searching, and learning and understanding, and seeking and living.

Jun 18, 2012
  • ontherideau rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Good on many levels, funny, current, thought provoking.
Would promote discussion in a young thinking bookclub

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