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Last year I turned To celebrate, I wrote a post suggesting books with strong female characters over 50stories about empowered women who were living a great second act in their lives. Now I am about to turn 51 and am finding myself in the mood for even more novels about older women.
So I have created a new reading list. The women in these stories range in age from age 50 to and represent a wide variety of experiences, personalities, and genres.
All these novels feature older women as crucial characters. Marina Singh embarks upon an uncertain odyssey into the insect-infested Amazon. Charged with finding her former mentor Dr. Annick Swenson, a researcher who has disappeared while working on a valuable new drug, she will have to confront her own memories of tragedy and sacrifice as she journeys into the unforgiving heart of darkness. At risk is the whole culture of family farming, hope redeemed when her wayward and once lost grandson, Virgil, returns to his rural home place to work the farm. This book is a riveting, beautifully written zombie apocalypse tale with heart.
It features three dynamic female characters, including the older Dr. Caldwell, a scientist with questionable intentions. A compelling tale of cultural expectations, career ambitions and our relationships with the people who know us best.
Irina Bazili, a care worker struggling to come to terms with her own troubled past, meets the elderly woman and her grandson, Seth. As Irina and Seth forge a friendship, they become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma, eventually learning about an extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years. Her husband is having an affair with a much younger woman. In addition, Mitsuki must deal with her ailing eighty-something mother.
Inheritance from Mother is a profound work about mothers and daughters, marriage, old age, and the resilience of women. Colonel Protheroe, the magistrate whom everyone in town hates, has been shot through the head. No one heard the shot. There are no le. Yet, everyone surrounding the vicarage seems to have a reason to want the Colonel dead. Now, before she succumbs to forgetfulness, LuLing gives Ruth some of her writings, which reveal a side of LuLing that Ruth has never known. He paints a bittersweet portrait of a postmodern everywoman with great warmth, humanity, and humor.
And it is here that she fully expects to finish out her days—until the shifting corporate fortunes of the Sims Bancorp Company dictates that Colony But while her fellow colonists grudgingly anticipate a difficult readjustment, Ofelia savors the promise of closing out her life in blissful solitude, in the place she has no intention of leaving.
A population of one. Her life is vivid with incident, and yet she feels a sense of powerlessness.
She listens, she observes, and through sheer force of imagination she becomes a witness of her own life: her birth, her death, and the troubling missed connections she discovers between. As she tries to overcome her aging body and spontaneous emotional upwellings, Aaliya is faced with an unthinkable disaster that threatens to shatter the little life she has left. As she grapples with her new independence, she discovers a hidden strength and realizes that life always offers new possibilities. Arthur, a widow, meets Maddy, a troubled teenage girl who is hiding out at the cemetery, where Arthur goes every day for lunch to have imaginary conversations with his late wife.
Then one morning she returns from her run to discover that a terrible incident has shaken the neighborhood, and the fault lines begin to open: on the block, at her job, especially in her marriage. Fiercely independent, Alice struggles to maintain her lifestyle and live in the moment, even as her sense of self is being stripped away.
Originally published inMrs. Instead she threw herself into building a culinary empire from her restaurant. Working out of her jewel box of an apartment at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge, Celine has made a career of tracking down missing persons, and she has a better record at it than the FBI. Her first published novel, in which uses as characters practically everyone she knows, was a big success. They take turns telling their side of the story. She is short, ugly and cantankerous, but also a lover and student of art, philosophy, music and Japanese culture.
Paloma is a super smart 12 year old and has decided that she will end her life on her 13th birthday. They discover their kindred souls when a wealthy Japanese man named Ozu arrives in the building. Eager to liberate these modest women, she teaches them how to express their untold stories, unleashing creativity of the most unexpected—and exciting—kind.
She encounters bartenders, bodega clerks, chauffeurs, security guards, bohemians, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be—in surprising moments of generosity and grace. While she strolls, Lillian recalls a long and eventful life that included a brief reign as the highest-paid advertising woman in America—a career cut short by marriage, motherhood, divorce, and a breakdown.
As the townspeople grapple with their problems, mild and dire, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life — sometimes painfully, but always with ruthless honesty. He has been married for thirty years to Kiki, an American woman who no longer resembles the sexy activist she once was. Their three children passionately pursue their own paths. An infidelity, a death, and a legacy set in motion a chain of events that sees all parties forced to examine the unarticulated assumptions which underpin their lives.
When Dr. White is the prime suspect. She chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job.
Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. What begins as a simple local interest story for Kate soon blossoms into a beautiful friendship that provides sustenance to both women.
Meanwhile, Rosemary slowly, finally, begins to open up to Kate, transforming them both in ways they never knew possible. The fastidious Britt-Marie soon finds herself being drawn into the daily doings of her fellow citizens, an odd assortment of miscreants, drunkards, layabouts. In this small town of misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs? As she waits to be rescued, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light; and, if the charming new resident is who he claims to be, why does he look exactly like a man who died sixty years ago?
These Clan Mothers are women of joy and grief, risking their hearts and sometimes their lives for those they love. After forty-one years, she has reached her limit, and one evening in Paris she decides to take action. Following a dramatic moment on the banks of the Seine, Marianne leaves her life behind and sets out for the coast of Brittany, also known as the end of the world.
Marianne learns it is never too late to begin the search for what life should have been all along. But when the local authorities are called to investigate a murder in her apartment complex, will Maud be able to avoid suspicion, or will Detective Inspector Irene Huss see through her charade? When Tina Hopgood first wrote it, nor did she … Oceans apart, an unexpected correspondence flourishes as they discover shared passions.
Through intimate stories of joy, anguish, and discovery, each one bares their soul to the other. Can this unlikely friendship survive? Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted — and still wants — to destroy her and those she cares for and how she can save herself.
Enter Wanda Schultz, a young woman with a broken heart who has come west to search for her wayward boyfriend. Both women are guarding dark secrets. As their tentative friendship evolves, Margaret opens her house to the younger woman. Both funny and heartbreaking, Broken for You is a testament to the saving graces of surrogate families.
It is a story of courage and survival, history, bigotry, and hope—as seen through the eyes of a woman who lived through it all. As he refills the bird feeders and tidies the garden shed, Ona tells him about her long life, from first love to second chances. At 22, Aviva Grossman finds herself the central figure in a political sex scandal. Clever, thought-provoking, and thoroughly entertaining. Their neighbour Elizabeth, a woman in her seventies, falls from an upstairs window and her granddaughter Jody is summoned to nurse her through her convalescence.
The scene is set for a magical story of love and loneliness, of terror and human frailty, of the mystery and grace of ordinary experience. When he lands a job as a research assistant for the elderly Mrs. W—, the heir to an oil fortune, he sees it at first simply as a source of extra cash. But as he grows closer to the iconoclastic, charming, and feisty Mrs. W—, he gets drawn into a world of privilege and wealth far different from his racially mixed, blue-collar beginnings.
But as the story progresses, we start to see the lies and self deceptions needed to support her drinking, and the damage she causes to those she loves. When a cluster of secrets become dangerously entwined, the reckless behaviour of one threatens to expose the other, with devastating consequences. His caretaker is his mother-in-law, a widow grieving the loss of her only. The Hole is a superbly crafted and deeply unnerving novel about the horrors of isolation and neglect.
As Ogi desperately searches for a way to escape, he discovers the difficult truth about his wife and the toll their life together took on her. Phillip is forced to confront his domineering siblings, a controlling patriarch, and flood of memories from his troubled past. And so, at the age of eighty-two she gets up very early one morning and begins walking the 2, miles to water. Meanwhile her husband Otto waits patiently at home, left only with his memories. Their neighbour Russell remembers too, but differently — and he still loves Etta as much as he did more than fifty years ago, before she married Otto.
And yet, Knot is starting to learn that her freedom comes at a high price.Single mature women Reading
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