The Old Folks At Home: Warehouse Them or Leave Them on the Ice Floe [NOOK Book]

Overview

A satirical view of an Old Folks Home—pardon me--Retirement Community for Seniors.


Henry and Harriet Callins, having discovered that all that glitters is not Golden Age, move into Restful Bowers, Henry suspects that residents in the Assisted Living facility are getting an assist they don’t need or want. His curiosity puts his life and that of Harriet in mortal danger.

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The Old Folks At Home: Warehouse Them or Leave Them on the Ice Floe

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Overview

A satirical view of an Old Folks Home—pardon me--Retirement Community for Seniors.


Henry and Harriet Callins, having discovered that all that glitters is not Golden Age, move into Restful Bowers, Henry suspects that residents in the Assisted Living facility are getting an assist they don’t need or want. His curiosity puts his life and that of Harriet in mortal danger.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011251757
  • Publisher: Barry Friedman
  • Publication date: 3/28/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 6,070
  • File size: 323 KB

Meet the Author

Barry Friedman is a retired orthopaedic surgeon. Since his retirement he has written nine novels and two non-fiction works. The novels are mostly medical mysteries and thrillers. All are listed on Amazon.com. He and his wife live in Southern California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    GOOD READ

    I really liked this book. It is an easy-to-read mystery with a little humor thrown in. I am 22 and although the main character is 79, I felt like I was there beside him. This book is very well written with few gramatical errors and few dull moments. A must read!

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    Anon

    Great fun. Gotta love Henry.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    Anonymous

    This book was pure pleasure. Just a great story; funny and well written without offensive languagr or sex. I am so glad I found it.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Excellent

    Very original story. Didn't want to put it down & didn't want it to end. One of the best I've read in a long time. JBH

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    For Lovers of Cozy Mystery Sci Fi.

    As lighthearted as a mystery can be and still include death, dying, and elder care problems. Seriously. Enjoyable, effortless reading experience disguises real and potential societal problems with a cozy veneer. If you're a true mystery fan, try it, you'll like it.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Delighful story

    Enjoyed it and recomend it.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2013

    I am finding this book to be just okay. Not boring enough for me

    I am finding this book to be just okay. Not boring enough for me to put it down, but certainly not that entertaining either. There doesn't seem to be much of a plot other than an elderly couple moves into an retirement complex and the husband is suspicious that something is not right in the Assisted Living and Care Center Wings. I am almost through with the book and I am just now at the point where I am mildly curious to see how it will end.  If you are looking for truly engrossing reading, this isn't it.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    Good read

    This was a good story. I was pleasantly surprised by the ending, because it went in a direction which I hadn't expected. There was great closure to the book as well. Some stories leave you wanting more and leave you wondering, but not this one! Highly recommend.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    Amazing

    This was an amazing story. A good plot, with a suprising twist at the end. It was also quite well written.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Funny and relatable but the ending is just way too far fetched a

    Funny and relatable but the ending is just way too far fetched and unbelievable. Disappointed overall.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2012

    Cute and quick

    Easy read, some good laughs and slightly predictable mystery, but worth the time to enjoy the story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012

    Good read.

    What a cute book! A very enjoyable read I would definitely recommend. I'm hoping for more to come from this author!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    Good read

    Great little story with a fun twist

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Great book

    I got it to see if I would like it but when i started reading it I could not put it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 8, 2013

    Skip over

    This represents one hour and 20 minutes of my life I will never get back. The characters were shallow to nonexistant. The plot was very predictable. Dont waste your time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Mildly Enjoyable Quick Read

    Not great literaure, but enjoyable enough . It has some humor and it is nice to see a senior depicted with some curiousity and intelligence. Not too long--only 268 pages, but it needed some editing for the numerous typos.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    Enjoyed it.

    It went from a cute story about aging adults to a mystery and
    then went a bit bizaar at the end. But all in all was enjoyable.


    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    An enjoyable read, well written and well edited. I'm ready for

    An enjoyable read, well written and well edited. I'm ready for my next Barry Friedman book!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Carlie

    Gets four huge shimmery silk curtains and four huger shimmer gold ones that r only like two inches bigger. She gets huge gold vurtain holders thingies and those mini spotlight and two color filters or every color of the rainbow. Checks out and heads bac

    1 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2014

    Fun

    While predictable, this is an enjoyable, quick read. I enjoyed Henry's sarcastic wit. I would read this author again.

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