Of a Certain Age

The Glenside Library has something for all ages.  Here are some stories that describe the lives and relationships of older women.

The beach house / Jane Green

The beach house / Jane Green

Disregarding local gossip that pegs her as an eccentric, sixty-five-year-old Nantucket widow Nan skinny-dips in unattended pools and steals her neighbors' flowers before her dwindling funds force her to take in boarders, a change that brings an unexpected visitor.

Downloadable audio book

No! I don't want to join a book club / Virginia Ironside

No! I don't want to join a book club / Virginia Ironside

Approaching what she believes will be the most interesting period of her life, nearly sixty-year-old curmudgeon Marie Sharp eschews the trend-oriented activities of her peers in order to enjoy her relationship with a new grandchild and a new gentleman friend.

Snow flower and the secret fan : a novel / Lisa See

Snow flower and the secret fan : a novel / Lisa See

An evocative story of friendship set against the backdrop of a nineteenth-century China  follows an elderly woman and her companion as they communicate their hopes, dreams, joys, and tragedies through a unique secret language.

DVD

Digital Book

The scoop / Fern Michaels

The scoop / Fern Michaels

When the gossip newspaper where her daughter works is in danger of closing down because of the owner's gambling debts, Teresa "Toots" Loudenberry calls on three trusted friends to help her pull some strings to keep her daughter employed among Hollywood's elite.

Digital Book

Fragile beasts : a novel / Tawni O'Dell

Fragile beasts : a novel / Tawni O'Dell

Presents the story of brothers Kyle and Klint, whose precarious lives in Pennsylvania coal country are further challenged by their alcoholic father's death, until they are taken in by a septuagenarian curmudgeon with a tragic past.

Digital Book

 

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