Never, never under estimate what women in their 60's and above are capable of accomplishing--I should know--we are fearless and can out smart and out talk almost anyone. When four old college friends get together at one of their beach houses for a reunion they are all at turning points in their lives. When Madge tells them that she has written a book about them but she can't finish it--they will have to--of course they come up with lots of excuses--until they start noticing things--like post it notes all over the beach house.
This is a story of true friendship and what they ultimately did for Madge! I am sure you are going to love it--whether you agree or not with what they ultimately did. You will laugh at how they accomplished some of it! That poor Sheriff!!
I loved this book and give it a 5 Star-
About the Book: (from Amazon)
Four women, old college friends, meet at Madge's beach house, as they have done before, for a weekend retreat. This time, along with good food, glasses of wine, a little gossip, they discover that Madge, a successful novelist, has included them in her next book, the stories of their lives after their days and nights inn the sorority solarium smoking Pall Malls and talking as sexy as one could in the late 50's.
"Your stories aren't finished," Madge tells them, "just as your lives aren't. And l need your help with my own story."
Three of the women, immersed in the memories that Madge's novel brings to the surface, end their retreat about to make decisions that will change their lives. But what Madge has asked of them may be more than they are willing to do.
The four days they spend walking the beach, worrying in front of the fire, inventing stories for the sheriff, dealing with a man in a pony tail, hiding a guilty car in a debris-filled garage, and despite a few hissy fits, revisiting the intimacy they once knew in the smoky late hours in the Gamma Psi house, teach them to breathe deep and accept the awesome responsibility that real friendship asks.
This story is about women who have faced challenging changes in their lives, have kept friendships despite these changes, and who understand that they do have choices about which path to take next. Even at sixty.
Read a chapter or two here
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About the Author: (from Amazon)
After graduating from Willamette University, I spent the most of next thirty years teaching, counseling, mothering, wifeing and of course, writing.
My work has been published in literary magazines, mainstream publications, and professional journals. Several of my short stories have won awards.
Lately, I have concentrated on longer projects and at this point, I've completed four novels. The first, Wednesday Club, uses my teaching life as inspiration, the second, Mom, my prodigal son, the hockey player, and the third, The Solarium, takes a close look at friendship. Solarium has been recently published as a paperback entitled Uprush (April, 2014) Graffiti Grandma, a thriller, examines the need, in even the most disturbed of us, for family.
These stories and essays, as well as the novels, reflect my observations of women's lives and the people who inhabit them: children, husbands, parents, friends, strangers who happen by and change everything.
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