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y I Came To Say Goodbye single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'It was four o'clock in the morning. The car park outside Sydney Children's Hospital was quiet. A young woman, dressed only in a dressing gown and slippers, pushed through the front revolving door. Security staff would later say they thought the woman was a new mother, returning to her child's bedside - and in a way, she was. She walked past the nurses' station, into the nursery, where a baby girl - a gorgeous, black baby girl - had kicked herself free of her blankets. The infant was laying face down, the way babies sometimes will: her cheek was flat to the white sheet; and her knees up under her chest. The infant stirred, but did not wake when the woman placed the girl gently in the bottom of the shopping bag she had brought with her. The woman put a toy giraffe from the nursery into the bag with the baby. With the bag hanging heavily from her left hand, and the giraffe's head poking up, through the handles, the woman walked back down the corridor and out to the car park.

'There is CCTV footage of what happened next, and most Australians would have seen it, either on the Internet, or the evening news. The woman walked across the car park, toward an old Corolla. For one long moment, she held the child gently against her breast. She put her nose against the back of the girl's head, and with her eyes closed, she smelled her. She clipped the infant into the baby capsule, and got in the car then drove out, turning left at the lights, toward Parramatta Road. That is where the footage ends. It isn't where the story ends, however. It's not even where the story starts.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Jacqueline Samantha and Steven John (Overingtons all)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2010 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 299p.
      ISBN: 9781742741307 (ebook), 9781863256810 (pbk.)
  • Appears in:
    y Secrets and Lies North Sydney : Random House , 2014 7171717 2014 selected work novel thriller

    A collected volume of three novels, all thrillers.

    North Sydney : Random House , 2014
Alternative title: Я пришла попрощаться
Transliterated title: I͡A prishla poproshchat'si͡a
Language: Russian
    • Kharkov,
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      Ukraine,
      c
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      Former Soviet Union,
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      Eastern Europe, Europe,
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      Knizhnyi Klub , 2013 .
      Extent: 299p.
      ISBN: 9789661442732 (Ukraina), 9785991022118 (Rossii͡a), 9781863256810 (angl.)

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— Review of I Came To Say Goodbye Caroline Overington 2010 single work novel
Untitled Scott Whitmont , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 90 no. 3 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of I Came To Say Goodbye Caroline Overington 2010 single work novel
Books William Yeoman , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 2 October 2010; (p. 20-21)

— Review of I Came To Say Goodbye Caroline Overington 2010 single work novel ; Singing Saltwater Country : Journey to the Songlines of Carpentaria John Bradley 2010 single work autobiography
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 2 October 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of I Came To Say Goodbye Caroline Overington 2010 single work novel ; The Phar Lap Mystery Sophie Masson 2010 single work children's fiction
To Whom It May Concern Dorothy Johnston , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 October 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of I Came To Say Goodbye Caroline Overington 2010 single work novel
Fiction Reviews Sue Bond , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 - 10 October 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of I Came To Say Goodbye Caroline Overington 2010 single work novel
Tagic Vicissitudes of the Vulnerable Stephanie Bishop , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 October 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of I Came To Say Goodbye Caroline Overington 2010 single work novel
Untitled Scott Whitmont , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 90 no. 3 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of I Came To Say Goodbye Caroline Overington 2010 single work novel
Untitled Fatima Dabeja , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 30 October 2011; (p. 2)

— Review of I Came To Say Goodbye Caroline Overington 2010 single work novel
Mia Freedman : The Books that Changed Me Mia Freedman , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 22 May 2011; (p. 4)
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