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need books with 50-something women main characters


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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 14, 2010 10:08:21 AM PDT
Lorraine says:
i just stumbled onto the Bad Day For... books and they sound like alot of fun. i have sorry in my cart and pretty on my wishlist!

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Posted on Mar 9, 2011 7:38:43 AM PST
Venus says:
Not sure if anyone mentioned A Bad Day for Sorry: A Crime Novel

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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2012 11:06:46 AM PST
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Alexandria Constantinova Szeman (formerly writing as Sherri) has a novel ONLY WITH THE HEART where one of the three narrators is an Alzheimer's stricken mother who tells her story after she has the disease. Her daughterinlaw is accused of helping Eleanor commit suicide, but while on trial for murder, begins to suspect her husband Sam helped his mother end her life. Eleanor is the focus of entire novel even when not narrating as she struggles to maintain her identity as she's losing her memories, and as she (poignantly) "searches" for her family, with whom she' s living, while her caregivers wrestle with the moral obligations to continue to care for someone who doesn't even recognize them.

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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2012 4:46:27 PM PST
t cat taylor says:
These sound like fun. I'll check them out.
T Cat, author Girls from the Trailer

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2012 6:21:20 AM PST
Hi Annie,

Full disclosure: the book I'm about to recommend is mine, but I think it's what you're looking for. It's called "About Face" and the protagonist is a 50-something woman who's a corporate executive and former Peace Corps Volunteer. She's struggling with issues of aging, loss of youthful ideals, hot flashes, and lots more. It's funny, too. Try it!

Carole

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Posted on Jan 26, 2012 9:36:58 AM PST
Hi, Annie. You might want to check out Anakana Schofield too (not that you haven't got enough recommendations)! *Malarky* is about a quacky Irish farmwife whose gay son joins the US army to escape his dad. V. sad but also v. funny author.

Anakana writes about eccentric women better than anyone I know--think *Malarky* comes out in March?--worth looking out for. I've read other stuff by her (mostly short stories) and I can't wait to see what this boko looks like.

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Anne Rivers Siddons is one of my favorite authors of all time! I was thrilled beyond belief when she read, and gave me a beautiful quote, for my second novel, SO HAPPY TOGETHER! I came back to writing at middle age, and nearly didn't get published. So this was a hard earned reward. She is a legend!
Maryann McFadden

Posted on Jan 26, 2012 12:54:52 PM PST
NanaCav says:
The Ladies of Covington series by Joan Medlicott are wonderful. They are 3 women, all older than 60, who meet in a rooming house. They end up moving and all live together and the series follows their lives trials and tribulations. There are many funny situations as well as many serious moments. Really builds upon how great women's friendships can be. On the funny side there is the Bottom Dollar Girls by Karin Gillespie. These are also older women from the south and this series of 3 books are really laugh out loud funny. Happy Reading!!

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Posted on Jan 26, 2012 6:03:43 PM PST
Annie B says:
Ladies--Thanks to all for the recommendations. However, per Amazon's rules, this is not the place to plug your own books. There's a special thread just for that and this is not that thread. I'm just saying...Don't be surprised to find your posts deleted.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2012 10:40:08 AM PST
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Breezin says:
This sounds utterly depressing!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2012 8:39:00 AM PST
Shobhan Bantwal says:
Hi Annie,
The Unexpected Son is my fourth contemporary women's fiction book with a 50-year-old protagonist. Vinita (who lives in the US) discovers after 30 years that the son she delivered in India in her teenage was not stillborn as she was told. He's alive in India, but he's battling a terminal illness. Is she willing to jeopardize her happy 25-year arranged marriage by confessing her secret past to her husband and grown daughter just to see her unknown son?

Posted on Jan 27, 2012 12:24:35 PM PST
The Widower's Tale

"The Widower's Tale" by Julia Glass is one to consider. Glass won the National Book Award for "Three Junes". While the main character is male, a 50+ woman features prominently as the story develops. Check out its Amazon page.

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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 28, 2012 4:58:04 AM PST
Ankita says:
Dear Annie,

I recommend P.O.Box Love by Paola Calvetti. Its a wonderful story and is in line with what you are looking for. I'm sure it will be a great read for you. It has been published across Europe and is releasing in the US on 31st Jan.
P.O. Box Love: A Novel of Letters
Love,
Ankita
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