Goodbye without leaving

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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.
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display_descriptionThe enchanting and insightful story of a woman trying to reconcile her rock-and-roll past with her respectable present. When Geraldine Colshares drops out of graduate school to become the only white backup singer in an R&B band, nobody thinks it is a good idea. Not her parents, who are sure she is on drugs. Not her best friend, who sees going on tour as a way of staving off real life. Not even Doo-Wah Banks, her Juilliard-trained bandmate and crush, who suggests she find a nice white husband. But to be a Shakette - as in Vernon and Ruby Shakely and the Shakettes - has been the burning desire of Geraldine's heart since puberty, and when she steps on stage in her chartreuse dress and luminescent shoes, she knows she is exactly where she belongs. All good things must come to an end, however, and after two years on the road Geraldine quits the band and settles down to the kind of conventional routine - marriage, children, dinner parties - she never expected. To her family and friends, Geraldine seems to have it all, but the question remains: Once you've been a Shakette, will anything else ever feel so right? A hilarious and touching novel about staying true to yourself while moving on with life, Goodbye Without Leaving stars one of Laurie Colwin's most distinctive and delightful heroines. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Laurie Colwin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's estate.
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subject_facetElectronic books
Singers -- Fiction
Soul musicians -- Fiction
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Goodbye without leaving [electronic resource] / Laurie Colwin
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Singers
Soul musicians