The Goodbye Summer (Paperback)

By Patricia Gaffney

Avon Books, 9780060836870, 460pp.

Publication Date: August 18, 2009



From New York Times bestselling author patricia gaffney comes an unforgettable novel about daring to love, braving a loss, and setting yourself free.

For thirty-two-year-old Caddie Winger, one summer makes the whole world look different. Jolted from her comfy, self-made nest and forced to see the world with new eyes, Caddie begins to take charge of her future--finding a new best friend, taking risks she never dreamed she could, and navigating the depths and shallows of true love and crushing heartbreak. And in the course of one extraordinary season, Caddie Winger will learn how to trust other people...and, ultimately, how to trust herself.

Praise For The Goodbye Summer

“…Richly nuanced.”
-Publishers Weekly

-Kirkus Reviews

-Washington Post Book World on The Saving Graces

“A great book for the beach.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“A jewel of a book and every facet sparkles.”
-Nora Roberts

“Strong characters... an always readable story... a great book for the beach.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“[Gaffney is] a compulsively readable expert on the essence of women’s friendships, in all their fits and starts.”

“Gaffney writes with wit and a sharp eye for detail.”