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Publisher's Summary

Spanning three generations, The Long Goodbye takes us deep into the lives of an Australian family as they survive record-breaking floods, outlast epic droughts and face the unforgiving realities of life on the land.

Told with astounding lyricism, warmth and humour, this is a deeply moving memoir about the unbreakable bonds of marriage, love and family. And it poses the most heartbreaking moral dilemma of all: when a loved one is suffering, is euthanasia the answer?

©2016 Pamela J. Parker (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A devastating and beautiful memoir about a family and the painful tangle of life, loss and love." (Susan Johnson)

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A daughter's love

Such a heartfelt and personal tribute to the extended Bagnall family. Thank you for sharing.

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One of the best books I've rad in a long time

What made the experience of listening to The Long Goodbye the most enjoyable?

This book is extremely well-written, but I wouldn't necessarily call it enjoyable to read. It's very emotionally exhausting.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Long Goodbye?

Ther were many memorable moments.

What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

It's not a book of tidbits.

Any additional comments?

Once I started I couldn't put it down.

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  • Bronwyn
  • 07-24-16

excellent narration

as an audio book it was quite hard to keep up with the different time periods. the narration was excellent.