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need books with 50-something women main characters

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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2012, 6:18:27 PM PST
donibrat54 says:
pen I wish you could let me know more about 'you' "I will try something and see if that will get me closer" to your "info"

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2012, 6:26:35 PM PST
donibrat54 says:
Darn I wasn't able to bring anything up :-(

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2012, 6:29:39 PM PST
donibrat54 says:
Mitford I so agree with you about a parallel thread!!!!!

Posted on Feb 17, 2012, 10:40:05 PM PST
donibrat54 says:
OMG THANK YOU ladies for all advice on what to read that are geared for an old fart (57 yo). I have an extensive list that I will be check out starting right now.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2012, 3:25:57 PM PST
You need to check out Mamie Goes Seaside by Michal Poe. It's about a woman who runs away from home at age 50, she finds independence, adventure and mystery.

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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2012, 11:22:56 AM PST
penandbrush says:
if this is in relation to my post, try Leslie Davis Guccione

Posted on Mar 5, 2012, 7:52:10 AM PST
Here's one with 40 somethings, it's doing well on Authonomy:
Fat Bottomed Girls

Posted on Mar 5, 2012, 7:06:44 PM PST
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stephanie says:
I recommend Paulette Callen's book Death Can Be Murder. Funny, fast paced, witty and well plotted. Laughed out loud. Worth the time, quick as it was... 5 women in their 50's, semi annual reunion.

Posted on Mar 6, 2012, 4:38:45 PM PST
I'm gonna suggest a fantasy by Lois Mcmaster Bujold, for variety. In _Paladin of Souls_ we have a widow whose mother has recently died, and her daughter is married with a new daughter of her own. So she's off looking or something to do.

Posted on Mar 10, 2012, 9:04:51 AM PST
SummerRose says:
Dixie Diva series' main characters are two women in their fifties. Cozy mystery books. Humor, southern angst, with a dash of murder.

Posted on Mar 12, 2012, 10:57:27 AM PDT
I also like characters in this age group...MY age group,lol. While I have read Tyler, Berg, Shields, and Siddons (and love) there are a few new-to-me authors here. I am especially interested in eBooks by indie authors, as their pricing is so much better.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012, 11:05:41 AM PDT
ha! That's what I'm trying to do, as I feel there is just not enough of the genre.

Posted on Mar 21, 2012, 3:20:29 PM PDT
a reader says:
Kate Maloy's Every Last Cuckoo is a perfect match.

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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2012, 8:47:08 AM PDT
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Just checked these two out- they both sound great. Thank you for introducing me to a new author to read! It's hard to find books with main character in this age group.

Thank you Annie B for an excellent thread!

Spare Change

Cracks In The Sidewalk

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2012, 3:49:44 PM PDT
John Page says:
How about The Mermaids of Willow Creek by Gia Sola ? The Mermaids of Willow Creek

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2012, 4:49:21 PM PDT
Nancy Thayer earlier books, Barbara Delinsky, Joanna Trolloppe, Rosamund Pilcher, Marcia
Willett, re-read Elizabeth Berg (just as good, especially Pull of the Moon), Jo bannister, Jo-Ann Mapson (maybe slightly younger but mature), Nevada Barr heroine not getting any younger. I snuck in forty somethings but my favorites. Good luck

Posted on Apr 9, 2012, 8:20:33 AM PDT
Jill Heidle says:
I recommend Sex, Lies & Hot Tubs by Elissa Ambrose. It's about a woman
turning 50 whose cheating husband suddenly disappears. She gets caught
up in bizarre mystery that turns her world upside down. A thoroughly
entertaining read.

Posted on Apr 10, 2012, 10:56:15 PM PDT
"Emily Alone" by Stuart O'Nan - fabulous!

Posted on Apr 12, 2012, 12:02:29 PM PDT
LisaP. says:
Rose's Will is a great one. The love story between a small minded Italian woman from Brooklyn and a Bulgarian Holocaust survivor is spectacular! And the daughter of the woman is an almost 50 lesbian. Forgot who wrote it.
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