|Author Salon: Laurie Frankel & Goodbye for Now|
Event Type: Author Event|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
During the 2017 Maryland STEM Festival, author Laurie Frankel discusses love and grief, writing and reading, and what it means to spend so much of our lives - and afterwards - in an online world.Library: Miller
Frankel is the author of Goodbye for Now, the 2017-18 Howard County Book Connection selection.
Sam, a software engineer, writes a matchmaking algorithm that introduces him to his soulmate, Meredith. When Meredith's grandmother, Livvie, dies suddenly, Sam creates another algorithm that scans Livvie's online communication and creates a virtual version of her that gives Meredith a chance to say goodbye. The couple begins a controversial business that offers other bereaved people the opportunity to communicate electronically with their lost loved ones. However, they quickly learn that not everyone is able to say goodbye. The ethics of computer science meet the intricacies of a love story in this clever novel.
"It's a book that will grip you, make you laugh and possibly cry, and make you think...Let it just be said that the events unleash enough tears to rival Seattle's annual rainfall. And yet, Goodbye for Now is still hopeful and thoughtful and securely rooted in a belief in the essential goodness of which people are capable." - The Seattle Times
A Howard County Book Connection event. Sponsored by Friends of HCLS.
Location: Patapsco/Avalon, HCLS Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Rd Ellicott City MD 21042
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