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I want to meet these characters!

Life After Life

Title: Life After Life
By: Jill McCorkle

Where in the world is Pine Haven Estates? I want to meet these characters.

There’s Stanley, the retired attorney feigning dementia to avoid an overly attentive son making up for lost time. Toby Tyler, the retired English teacher who rejected four other homes before finding Pine Haven by throwing darts at a board, who now pulls no punches with her sharp tongue. Joanna, the volunteer hospice helper, who keeps the elderly and dying alive in her little notebook. CJ, tattooed, pierced, and gelled, who does her best to bring back the beauty and grace the inmates have lost thru her deft hair styling, manicures, and pedicures, but makes her own fatal decisions attempting to claim the life she dares aspire to. And Abby,the overweight, dog-grieving preteen, who finds in these older adults the sanctuary and nurturing not found with her youthful, attractive mother and philandering father.

They're all there in the flesh and blood. We learn their quirks, share their joy and pain, and
wish we might spend an afternoon or two in their midst, so remarkable are they; so real, so funny, and so sad.

We can only hope to be as interesting as they are in our waning years. I loved this book.

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Posted by libwolf on July 25, 2013 at 8:50 a.m.
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