Praise for Michael Murphy’s Goodbye Emily
VIRGINIA BEACH- Praise for Goodbye Emily is rolling in as the book releases. The book is now selling on most major online stores in print and ebook. It launches officially January 1 in a bookstore near you.
“I read seventy pages the first night, and the remaining two hundred the second night, because I could not put this book down. The author, Michael Murphy, suggested I might like it because I’m passionate about finding good fiction featuring older people. Goodbye Emily was so enjoyable I am pleased to feature it on this page…
“I loved the humanity of the characters. The men were kind to each other, in spite of the usual manly wolf tickets. I felt they demonstrated a depth of personality that only becomes a possibility after a long and rich life – rich in the sense of joy as well as anguish. I chuckled along, and in places I cried, and I finished the book with sad/happy tears running down my face – happy to have enjoyed the memories and sad for the days gone by.”
–Lynne Morgan Spreen, Any Shiny Thing.
I loved Goodbye Emily!
After losing the love of his life, Sparky seeks to regain his spark. With his old bandmates, Buck and Josh, he embarks on a road trip (and eventually, a flee from justice) to the Hippie Heaven where he met Emily in August 1969…Bethel, New York: Woodstock. For those of us born well after the 60s, “Woodstock” conjures up a tie-dyed mirage of drug experimentation and social unrest: the mystical, musical dawn of revolution. But as Sparky’s memories of the Summer of ’69 slowly unfold, I see it wasn’t so different as my generation. It was a real time with real people, living life and loving each other.
Goodbye Emily is amusing, heartwarming and inviting. Through Sparky’s healing journey, we discover that while we can’t escape heartbreak, we can’t let that keep us from pursuing love. I laughed, I cried…I thoroughly enjoyed Goodbye Emily.
–Jen Estes, author of Cat McDaniel, and the Foul Ball Mystery Series.
Several readers gave praise on Goodreads.com.
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