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Fifty-five and older is an opportunity, not an age. Check out these books for older folks who choose to enrich their lives. (The road less traveled can be so much fun.)

 

Dearest Dorothy, If Not Now, When? Dearest Dorothy, If Not Now, When?
By Baumbich, Charlene Ann
2007-09 - Penguin Books
9780143112570 Check our catalog

The colorful characters of Partonville, Illinois, are back once again to delight fans. Dorothys spirit and the Partonvillers antics dont disappoint in this sixth book in the Dearest Dorothy series. …More

We Are All Welcome Here We Are All Welcome Here
By Berg, Elizabeth
2007-04 - Ballantine Books
9780812971002 Check our catalog

The bestselling author of "The Art of Mending" and "The Year of Pleasures" follows the story of three women in 1965, Tupelo, Mississippi, each struggling against overwhelming odds for her own kind of freedom. …More

The Good Wife Strikes Back The Good Wife Strikes Back
By Buchan, Elizabeth
2004-12 - Penguin Books
9780143034490 Check our catalog

Now in paperback, this "guiltfree bonbon" ("The Dallas Morning News") is written by the bestselling author of "Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman"). This wise and entertaining novel is about a woman who veers off the beaten path and finds much more than she bargained for. …More

The Diary of Mattie Spenser The Diary of Mattie Spenser
By Dallas, Sandra
1998-05 - St. Martin's Press
9780312187101 Check our catalog

The author of "The Persian Pickle Club" offers a "lively and engaging" ("Booklist") story of one woman's life on the American frontier that "gives a bright, fresh shading to the tragedies and small sharp joys of nineteenth-century frontier life" ("Kirkus"). …More

The Madonnas of Leningrad The Madonnas of Leningrad
By Dean, Debra
2007-02 - Harper Perennial
9780060825317 Check our catalog

In this sublime debut novel, set amid the horrors of the siege of Leningrad in World War II, a gifted writer explores the power of memory to save . . . and betray. …More

The Inheritance of Loss The Inheritance of Loss
By Desai, Kiran
2006-09 - Grove/Atlantic
9780802142818 Check our catalog

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2006 Man Booker Prize Winner

The author of the acclaimed Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard takes readers to the northeastern Himalayas where a rising insurgency in Nepal challenges the old way of life--and opens up a grasping world of conflicting desires. …More

Lunch at the Piccadilly Lunch at the Piccadilly
By Edgerton, Clyde
2004-09 - Ballantine Books
9780345476784 Check our catalog

Welcome to the Rosehaven Convalescence Center in beautiful Listre, North Carolina. Recuperating after a recent fall, Lil Olive sits on the front porch, chitchatting with and rocking right alongside the regulars. There's tiny Maudie Lowe with her cane that seems too tall; Beatrice Satterwhite, whose fancy three-wheeled walker is a Cadillac among Chevrolets; Clara Cochran, who cusses as frequently as she takes a breath; and L. Ray Flowers, the freelance preacher who strums a mean guitar, and who reveals his dream of forming a national movement to unite churches and nursing homes ("Nurches of America"). . . . …More

Woman in Red Woman in Red
By Goudge, Eileen
2009-12 - Vanguard Press
9781593154721 Check our catalog

The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Trail of Secrets" presents a powerful story of love, redemption, and the things one woman will do to overcome the buried secrets of her past. …More

Family Pictures Family Pictures
By Green, Jane
2013-03 - St. Martin's Press
9780312591830 Check our catalog

"New York Times"-bestseller Green delivers a riveting novel about two women whose lives intersect when a shocking secret is revealed. From the author of "Another Piece of My Heart" comes the gripping story of two women who live on opposite coasts but whose lives are connected in ways they never could have imagined. …More

The New Woman: A Staggerford Novel The New Woman: A Staggerford Novel
By Hassler, Jon
2006-10 - Plume Books
9780452287648 Check our catalog

Populated with the charming crew of eccentrics and quirky characters that keep Hassler's fans clamoring for more, this novel follows 87-year-old Agatha McGee as she discovers that friends and family are the secrets to longevity and that the essence of life lies in the details. …More

Getting Old Is the Best Revenge Getting Old Is the Best Revenge
By Lakin, Rita
2006-01 - Thorndike Press
9781405638081 Check our catalog

With sass and charm, the oldest living private eye and her eccentric friends will do anything to catch a cold-blooded killer--even if it means losing more than a Bingo tournament in this latest from the author of "Getting Old Is Murder." Original. …More

Breakfast with Buddha Breakfast with Buddha
By Merullo, Roland
2008-08 - Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
9781565126169 Check our catalog

The only thing certain about a journey is that it has a beginning and an end--for you never know what may happen along the way. And so it is with this journey into the minds and souls of two very different men--one of them in search of the truth, the other a man who may have already found it.When Otto Ringling, a husband, father, and editor, departs on a cross-country drive from his home in a New York City suburb to the North Dakota farmhouse in which he grew up, he is a man on a no-nonsense mission: to settle the estate of his recently deceased parents. However, when his flaky sister convinces him to give a ride to her guru, a crimson-robed Skovordinian monk, Otto knows there will be a few bumps in the road. As they venture across America, Otto and the affable, wise, irritating, and inscrutible holy man engage in a battle of wits and wisdom.   …More

Winter Solstice Winter Solstice
By Pilcher, Rosamunde
2000-08 - Thomas Dunne Books
9780312244262 Check our catalog

With "Winter Solstice", the bestselling author of "The Shell Seekers" brings her readers into the lives of five very different but equally intriguing people. Plagued by loneliness, regret, abandonment, and loss, they are united by fate in a dilapidated estate house in Northern Scotland. It is in this house, on the shortest day of the year, that they will find each other and ultimately find themselves. …More

Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral
By Radish, Kris
2006-01 - Bantam Books
9780553382648 Check our catalog

The bestselling author of "Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn" introduces five singular women about to embark upon a most remarkable--and inspiring--journey. …More