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Monday, May 4, 2015


If you have ever had to visit a relative in a nursing home you will be able to understand why these two sisters made a pact to die by the age of eighty. I watched my Grandmother in one with advanced dementia and I actually worked in a couple of nursing homes over the years in their accounting departments. It is not easy watching these once vibrant people slowly deteriorate. I more or less made myself the same promise all those years ago.

Of course life never ever goes totally smooth as we all know and love comes and goes. You meet someone and you know that he or she is the one--but then the summer or vacation is over and you have to go back. It is even worse when the love of your life goes into the army and is deemed missing in action. This is what happens to Jeanette--so she eventually gets married--

Fate plays a large part in this novel as does the love between sisters and family. Kim Cano is one of the great writers of our time who will make you feel and think, laugh and cry and in the end nod your head in agreement.

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Traumatized by visits to the nursing home to see their elderly aunt, Louise and her sister Jeannie made a youthful pact to not live past age eighty. Was it a silly childhood idea, or were they wise beyond their years? Most importantly, will they go through with it when the time comes?

Eighty and Out Editorial Review:
“An emotionally-charged women’s fiction novel about the bond between sisters, friendship, and fate, Eighty and Out will have you deliberating your destiny.” ~ Bestselling author Deborah Brown

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About the Author
Kim Cano is the author of two women's fiction novels: A Widow Redefined, her debut novel and On The Inside, a novel about a middle-aged woman who is sentenced to 17 years in prison for committing a white collar crime.


Kim has also written two animal books: For Animal Lovers, a short story collection for kids ages 9 to 12. and for adults who are young at heart.

Kim Cano lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and cat.

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58 comments :

Cali Willette said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I have never made a childhood pack before.

Sharon Martin said...

This was such a wonderful read, I loved this story x

Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds like such a great book - and what an awesome giveaway!

Jennifer Williams said...

My mother used to work in nursing homes and she hated it, she always wanted to bring her patients home with her. I am not sure I would make a pact like that begin that I have kids I want to be around for them as long as possible (unless I am a burden to them). I would love to read the book.

Kim Cano said...

Thanks for the lovely review! So glad you enjoyed the book.
The cover is a picture of my mom and Aunt Kathy. They were the ones who came up with the idea for the pact when they were kids. Now they just think they're cool because they're photo is on a book cover. :)

Julie Baswell said...

This was so moving. I couldn't work in a nursing home. It would drain me mentally.

Maria said...

I worked in a nursing home for several years and always felt like when someone is ready to let go, then they are ready to pass. We had someone that held on until her daughter flew in from Hawaii and then passed. I think deep down, she wanted to say goodbye to her daughter one last time.

Scott said...

We've had various family members in nursing homes over the years. There's such a wide variety of care levels - we always sprung for the best available.

Carmen Perez said...

Sounds like a very interesting book. I think nursing homes are very sad places, very sad to see how people deteriorate in their old age.

mymcbooks said...

Its so sad because I know a few elderly people dealing with this and its no fun for their love ones. Thanks for sharing.

Ella

Travis N. Tucker said...

This sounds like an interesting book. I think my mother would love reading this. Nice giveaway!

Megan Elford {WelcomeToTheZoo} said...

Oh, I love stories about the friendships between women! The premise sounds very intriguing. I bet it's a great book!

Daisy B said...

Visiting a nursing home has to be rough. I think that this story wil be very engaging.

Mommy 2 J.A.M. said...

HEY thanks for sharing the giveaway. I also love things like this. The book looks like a great story as well.

Liz Mays said...

That's a really interesting concept. It does sound like the kind of pact kids would make.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I have visited people in nursing homes when my Dad was there. Sad to watch them slowly go downhill.

Ronnie E. said...

What an interesting plot! Very unique and intriguing. I would be interested to know if they go through with it.

Lesley said...

Sounds like a great read. I will be adding it to my list!

LeahSay - Bonnie said...

This woulds like such an interesting concept for a book and I can't wait to read it. I too have been around nursing homes and even now am watching my parents become child like once again. It's hard but glory to God I have the strength to help them in their time of need, because they cared for me without qualm.

John Lopez said...

Thank you for sharing this great review, I had a great time to read it. That is awesome giveaway too.

Vera Sweeney said...

This sounds like it would be a great book to read!! Great giveaway thank you!

Ourfamilyworld said...

This sounds like a great read. Nursing homes can be traumatizing for little ones. Thanks for the giveaway

Deb PelletierC said...

My friends and I made a pact to keep in touch over the years. Some have and some haven't.

Audrey said...

I can't say that I have any pacts from childhood. Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the giveaway!

Amanda Simkin said...

I'd have to disagree with these girls. Both of my grandparents have been having amazing lives post 80...my Grandpa lived to 101!

Amanda
www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

Ashley R said...

Your sneak peek has me wanting to find out what happens!

Marie Moody said...

Nice give-away for everyone. I'm not much of a reader and love stories put me to sleep definitely, but I'd like to wish everyone good luck! woo hoo

Laura MyNewestAddiction said...

What a great givaway. Thanks fr the chance to win.

Marika said...

What an interesting premise and moving story. Off to my TBR it goes!

Franc said...

The life after 80 premise of the books looks really interesting. It's hard for some especially if they are in foster homes. I'm sure it would be a great read.

Fiona said...

Oh this sounds like a lovely yet saddening read too. I'd love to read this book though.

Shaney Vijendranath said...

Sounds like an awesome book, need to get my hands on one! Lovely giveaway. Would love to win.

Joanne T Ferguson said...

I would LOVE to read this book and can more than understand 80 and out...Anyone who has dealt with aging issues...would not be a question about it with me!
Cheers!

Miranda Myrabev said...

Sounds like a great book, I worked in care/nursing homes for over 5 years and I so know what you mean.

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

Awesome Giveaway! There are so many different things I could use the Amazon Gift Card for. Of course Books is on this list!

A.Elizabeth said...

Interesting story! I have a friend who works in nursing homes and she shares a lot of story about it. I guess this book is a good read for her. :) Thanks for sharing!

Alison Freisz-Steward said...

This sounds like a great read - although somewhat heartbreaking & heartwarming all at the same time!

Leira Pagaspas said...

I would love to win this giveaway. I would definitely enjoy this book.

Katherine Bartlett said...

A great giveaway for anyone who loves amazon!

Dogvills said...

This is a sad story but unfortunately many people are dealing with it. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win

Stephanie said...

This looks like a nice story! I'm going to have to read it to find out what happens!

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like an interesting read. I would love to read this just to see what happens at the end. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Madalene said...

I would love to win this giveaway! I do LOVE to read! Thanks Miki!

Michelle H said...

The premise of this book is so intriguing! Such a current topic, but in a setting you wouldn't always think of. I still remember caroling in a nursing home when I was young and being a little traumatized by some of the conditions I saw there.

Penny Struebig said...

Great giveaway! You just never know what's going to happen in life or how long you will be in good health.

Lauren Harmon said...

I always love a good giveaway AND a good book! Thanks for sharing this! :)

Stephanie Verhaegen said...

I can't really recall any pact I have made in my childhood.

Chubskulit Rose said...

This book reminds me of my fatherin-law, he is almost 93 an I can tell that he is tired, hekept saying that he wants to rest already.

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

Eighty and Outt sounds like a really interesting book. It's nice that you're also giving it away.

jared's mum said...

this book looks like a very good read. i hope i can read it, too. good luck to those who join your giveaway!

Sara said...

My friends and I never made a pact when I was younger unfortunately.

Berkeley Hapa said...

I never made any pacts like that with friends when I was young...

Michelle said...

My friends and I promised to find each other if we ever lost touch, even if it meant going on Ricky Lake lol.

Rae Zehel said...

I didn't have any friends when I was younger, so I didn't make any pacts.

Kim Hampton said...

My friends and I made a pact when we were younger that we would always be the "Four Muskateers" and that we would never lose touch.

slehan said...

I don't remember that we made any pacts.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

Emily Endrizzi said...

I can't recall any childhood pact that I made. My oldest son, however, made a pact as a kid that he would never turn into a snotty teenager. It didn't stick. He's 17 now. Lol.

Katherine Riley said...

I don't remember any pacts that I made with friends when I was younger.

 
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