Still grieving and searching for her identity, marginalized by a society that views women past their prime as invisible, she knows she must come to terms with the loss of her husband, the death of too many friends and the new reality of "being an older woman."
Her search to find meaning for the last chapter of her life is universal. A struggle that begins at birth and changes over time and circumstance. Clara, in the end, discovers her way forward.
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Clara at Sixty" by Yvette Nachmias Baeu`, a recent publication: Seldom does even exceptional writing allow us to to actually join a narrator on a truly full journey complete with diverse experience and growth. Yvette Nachmias-Baeu accomplishes this in her tour de force "Clara at Sixty". Nachmias-Baeu shares meaningful insights and exposure into various cultures and social events within these cultures. "Clara" takes us with her as she explores friendships, relationships, love, sensuality and sexuality throughout "various" benchmarks of age and times of grief both redefined and maturing. The book attacks ageism by generating very personal heat to be associated for women "of a certain age" who society and culture have historically and consistently marginalized. The book also allows us to share the experiences and growth of a refugee become immigrant and vital American in every way. Nachmias-Baeu uses the textures and colors of this palette to enhance an already rich story line. Readers diminish a rare, incredible opportunity for personal development and understanding if they fail to read and fully explore "Clara at Sixty".