Books tagged: Aging

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A Bright and Steady Flame

By Luanne Armstrong

In 1974, after escaping an abusive marriage, Luanne Armstrong struggled with poverty and caring for four small children. During this time, the author and Sam Moore began their friendship; they were both young single parents in crisis, and needed to change their lives. They supported ... Read more

A Roller-coaster Ride

By Naomi Beth Wakan

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

Dating

By Dave Williamson

Jenkins never dreamed he'd live long enough to be dating again. Old folks acting like teenagers was unheard of in his parents' generation. Less than two years after his beloved wife's death, Jenkins finds himself sheepishly slinking past her portrait to take another woman out ... Read more

Different Minds

By Lorna Drew & Leo Ferrari

Lorna Drew thought her partner was carrying his absent-minded professor status too far, until, two years ago, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer Disease. A thoughtful memoir and a wide-ranging handbook, Different Minds is an illuminating side-by-side account of life with Alzheimer ... Read more

Happily Ever Older

By Moira Welsh

 

While Being Mortal (Atul Gawande) helped us understand disease and death, and Successful Aging (Daniel J. Levitin) showed us older years can be a time of joy and resilience, Happily Ever Older reveals how the right living arrangements can create a vibrancy that defies age or ... Read more

Lunging into the Underbrush

By David Homel

In 1970, David Homel escaped the American draft by moving to Paris. But a hiking accident in Spain led to a harrowing journey through botched surgeries, opiate addiction, the loneliness of a crippled traveler, and the constant pain that would define his life for years to come. ... Read more

Moments of Glad Grace

By Alison Wearing

 

“Beautifully written and perfectly executed from first to last sentence. ” — Yann Martel, author of Life of Pi

“A richly layered journey, charmingly told. ” — Plum Johnson, author of They Left Us Everything

A moving and witty memoir about a daughter’s evolving ... Read more

Paradise, Later Years

By Marion Quednau

Marion Quednau's collection Paradise, Later Years plays with the language of juxtaposition, nothing is straight on; if there's quiet beauty by the sea, there's a passing warship. Quednau's lyricism, whether of river or lover, bears witness to relationships transformed by the ... Read more