Goodbye Without Leaving

3.93 avg rating
( 799 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780060955335: Goodbye Without Leaving

An insightful domestic comedy, at once hilarious and extremely moving, Goodbye Without Leaving is the story of a woman's attempt to remain true to herself in a world of diminishing returns. As a bored graduate student, Geraldine Colshares is plucked from her too-tame existence when she is invited to tour as the only white backup singer for Vernon and Ruby Shakely and the Shakettes. The years she spends as a Shakette are a mixed blessing, however, for while they provide her with purpose and excitement, she ultimately submits to a conventional life of marriage, children, and bittersweet memories of what comes to seem a glorious past. With her usual dry wit and candor, Laurie Colwin follows Geraldine as she tries to reconcile her past with her future, to be an adult and still boogie in her soul.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

Written by the author of "Family Happiness", "Another Marvellous Thing" and "Happy All the Time", this novel follows the life of Geraldine as she tries to balance her life between two conflicting worlds, her past as a drop-out graduate and singer, and her present as the wife of a lawyer.

Review:

"[Colwin's] eloquence is zany and startling at the same time...Exhilarating and very funny."--"Los Angeles Times Book Review"One of this year's funniest and most charming heroines."--"Self"Poignant and hilarious...Irresistible."--"Washington Post

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Colwin, Laurie
Published by Harper Perennial 2000-05-16 (2000)
ISBN 10: 0060955333 ISBN 13: 9780060955335
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial 2000-05-16, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. 0060955333. Bookseller Inventory # Z0060955333ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Colwin, Laurie
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0060955333 ISBN 13: 9780060955335
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060955333. Bookseller Inventory # Z0060955333ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Laurie Colwin
ISBN 10: 0060955333 ISBN 13: 9780060955335
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800609553350000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Laurie Colwin
ISBN 10: 0060955333 ISBN 13: 9780060955335
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grandisbooks
(Neptune, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. New and unused. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 3148ZA000JFM

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.12
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Colwin, Laurie
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0060955333 ISBN 13: 9780060955335
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0060955333

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.73
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Laurie Colwin
Published by HARPER PERENNIAL, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0060955333 ISBN 13: 9780060955335
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARPER PERENNIAL, United States, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. 198 x 134 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. An insightful domestic comedy, at once hilarious and extremely moving, Goodbye Without Leaving is the story of a woman s attempt to remain true to herself in a world of diminishing returns. As a bored graduate student, Geraldine Colshares is plucked from her too-tame existence when she is invited to tour as the only white backup singer for Vernon and Ruby Shakely and the Shakettes. The years she spends as a Shakette are a mixed blessing, however, for while they provide her with purpose and excitement, she ultimately submits to a conventional life of marriage, children, and bittersweet memories of what comes to seem a glorious past. With her usual dry wit and candor, Laurie Colwin follows Geraldine as she tries to reconcile her past with her future, to be an adult and still boogie in her soul. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780060955335

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Colwin, Laurie
ISBN 10: 0060955333 ISBN 13: 9780060955335
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2000. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780060955335

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Laurie Colwin
Published by HARPER PERENNIAL, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0060955333 ISBN 13: 9780060955335
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARPER PERENNIAL, United States, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. 198 x 134 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. An insightful domestic comedy, at once hilarious and extremely moving, Goodbye Without Leaving is the story of a woman s attempt to remain true to herself in a world of diminishing returns. As a bored graduate student, Geraldine Colshares is plucked from her too-tame existence when she is invited to tour as the only white backup singer for Vernon and Ruby Shakely and the Shakettes. The years she spends as a Shakette are a mixed blessing, however, for while they provide her with purpose and excitement, she ultimately submits to a conventional life of marriage, children, and bittersweet memories of what comes to seem a glorious past. With her usual dry wit and candor, Laurie Colwin follows Geraldine as she tries to reconcile her past with her future, to be an adult and still boogie in her soul. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780060955335

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Laurie Colwin
Published by HARPER PERENNIAL, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0060955333 ISBN 13: 9780060955335
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARPER PERENNIAL, United States, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. 198 x 134 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. An insightful domestic comedy, at once hilarious and extremely moving, Goodbye Without Leaving is the story of a woman s attempt to remain true to herself in a world of diminishing returns. As a bored graduate student, Geraldine Colshares is plucked from her too-tame existence when she is invited to tour as the only white backup singer for Vernon and Ruby Shakely and the Shakettes. The years she spends as a Shakette are a mixed blessing, however, for while they provide her with purpose and excitement, she ultimately submits to a conventional life of marriage, children, and bittersweet memories of what comes to seem a glorious past. With her usual dry wit and candor, Laurie Colwin follows Geraldine as she tries to reconcile her past with her future, to be an adult and still boogie in her soul. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780060955335

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Colwin, Laurie
ISBN 10: 0060955333 ISBN 13: 9780060955335
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Print on Demand
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Item doesn't include CD/DVD. Bookseller Inventory # 1100127

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book