A Roller-coaster Ride

By Naomi Beth Wakan

A Roller-coaster Ride
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Silver medal for the 4th Annual Living Now Book Awards

Now past her eightieth birthday, Naomi Beth Wakan is well-placed to be writing about aging. Qualifying between merely being old and old-old, she considers retirement homes, elder abuse, death and the often thorny question ... Read more


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Silver medal for the 4th Annual Living Now Book Awards

Now past her eightieth birthday, Naomi Beth Wakan is well-placed to be writing about aging. Qualifying between merely being old and old-old, she considers retirement homes, elder abuse, death and the often thorny question of what to call people once they're past retirement. With humour and honesty she looks at the disconnect between how she sees herself and how the world sees her and concludes it's this inner view that decides nearly everything about aging.

Naomi Beth Wakan

Naomi Beth Wakan lives on Gabriola Island in British Columbia. She was born in London, England, and immigrated to Canada where she raised her family. Naomi has authored education books, children's books, and poetry collections, as well as non-fiction titles. She continues to write prolifically and now also conducts workshops on writing later in life.

Reviews

"Her descriptions of life with Eli in their vinyl-sided, now mortgage-free, cottage on Gabriola Island, are really the best parts of the book. They're enchanting, warm-hearted and a reminder that it's really the appreciation for the ordinary things that keeps one connected to life. " - Vancouver Sun

"In this roller-coaster of brief chapters, with poems scattered throughout, she addresses the 'small and personal,' with no big dramas and a lot of questions, confronting head-on the expected questions. " - BC Bookworld

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