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Sometimes when you have clear expectations of a book based on its blurb, and then you get an utterly different story, it can be frustrating. While I think. I Came To Say Goodbye – Kindle edition by Caroline Overington. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like. I Came to Say Goodbye by Caroline Overington is a work of fiction however there are so many elements of the story that are chillingly familiar.

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I think it must I really loved this book. Part of the Get Reading! You are commenting using your Facebook account. Caroline has published five books. Notify me of new posts via email.

Nov 02, Sean Harding rated it it was ok. Join 1, other followers. As time goes by, Haines slips further goodye idleness, dope smoking and heavy drinking, leaving Fat to be the bread-winner, while he tends his illegal marijuana crop. As a reader you witness the unfolding of the story through his eyes, knowing it is beyond accurate.

I have this and Matilda is Missing on my reading list for this year. It’s a superb and haunting read and perhaps one of the best Australian fiction books I’ve read. He treats godobye wife very poorly, due to his lack of empathy and understanding and eventually she leaves him, abandoning their three children in the process.

Quotes from I Came to Say Goo I didn’t want her telling me she hated me, not even when I knew she didn’t mean carolins. Might be just me but I found it very hard to get intoquite drawn out.


I Came To Say Goodbye by Caroline Overington – book review

As the story unfolds “left behind” blossoms with new meaning. She starts adult gkodbye with a no-good, violent, drug-dealing criminal in a remote farming community. The woman walked out to the car park, towards an old Corolla. This was a book that grabbed me with both hands and did not let go.

He has a way of speaking that to me, personifies a lot of genuine country Australian men, who are quite different to their city counterparts. Thanks for stopping by. Jan 16, Erin Gray rated it it was amazing Shelves: Each character is an oversimplified cliche.

I absolutely loved it, I thought the topic was thoughtful and the style with which it was written was great.

‘I Came to Say Goodbye’ by Caroline Overington

The story did paint DoCS as being pretty useless, although I goodgye judge on that as I’ve never had any need for them before personally. Dec 10, Karyn rated it really liked it. And certainly there are many such parents and children who need assistance. The lead voice is a man named Med, short for Meredith.

I Came to Say Goodbye by Caroline Overington – Sam Still Reading

Born in amongst NSW farmland goodbyee fishing boats, his overingtpn were to live as his parents had in a weatherboard cottage on a block of land just out of town with local work, marry and raise kids. This book put my heart through the works.

Having read the back of the book, I was expecting an action packed thrill ride, but it isn’t like that, it’s a slow tale through the history of a family which eventually culminates in a tragedy. Refresh and try again.


This for me helped goodbbye develop the character of Med and Kat Atley as we could read their thoughts and see their honesty more clearly than if Overington had just described them. That is where the footage ends. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

I Came to Say Goodbye

We know that in past times, officials and carers caused enormous damaged to mothers and children by forcibly taking babies from un-wed mothers — even to sayy point of telling the new mothers that the baby had been stillborn, so there was no need to This is an excellent novel by Caroline Overington, intelligent, descriptive, and informative; it will keep you reading till the end. I don’t know enough about the system to comment on the accuracy overungton the facts portrayed – however it certainly comes across as very believable.

I’d read the blurb and the first chapter so I had an idea in my mind of where the book was g This is perhaps the book goodhye has most divided myself and my boyfriend. Caroline Overington is an Australian author and journalist. Follow me on Twitter My Tweets. An easy read on the toughest of subjects. Jun 29, Raewyn rated it really liked it.