The Leisure Seeker [Movie Tie-in]: A Novel

The Leisure Seeker [Movie Tie-in]: A Novel

by Michael Zadoorian

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The Leisure Seeker [Movie Tie-in]: A Novel by Michael Zadoorian

Now a major motion picture starring Oscar award-winners Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland, coming January 2018 from Sony Pictures Classics

Official Selection

Toronto Film Festival

Venice Film Festival

The Leisure Seeker is pretty much like life itself: joyous, painful, moving, tragic, mysterious, and not to be missed.”—Booklist, starred review

The Robinas have shared a wonderful life for more than sixty years. Now in their eighties, Ella suffers from cancer and John has Alzheimer's. Yearning for one last adventure, the self-proclaimed "down-on-their-luck geezers" kidnap themselves from the adult children and doctors who seem to run their lives and steal away from their home in suburban Detroit on a forbidden vacation of rediscovery.

With Ella as his vigilant copilot, John steers their '78 Leisure Seeker RV along the forgotten roads of Route 66 toward Disneyland in search of a past they're having a damned hard time remembering. Yet Ella is determined to prove that, when it comes to life, you can go back for seconds—even when everyone says you can't.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062696861
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/26/2017
Edition description: Media Tie
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 543,240
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Michael Zadoorian is the author of Second Hand and The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit: Stories.

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Leisure Seeker 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 110 reviews.
whiteoak More than 1 year ago
Everyone knows or has known a couple similar to John and Ella. I am still astounded as to how Michael found Ella's voice. What a wonderful book! I laughed, I cried, but mostly I smiled. I can't stop recommending this book. Thank you Michael.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A friend recommended this book afetr I entertained her with comical stories about my adventures as the primary caregiver for my Mom, who suffers from dementia. This quick and easy read was thoroughly engaging and entertaining and reaffirmed my theory to find the joy in whatever time we have with our loved ones who no longer keep step with the rest of the world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I understood this story, as I am a cancer survivor, and have lost 2 loved ones to Dimentia/Alzheimers. This was such a beautiful story, and spot on. Every young person should read this. I hope I go out as gracefully and lovingly as this couple. I will be looking for more from this author!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As I am the age of the main characters, I could relate to much of what they were experiencing. I'm not sure I would have chosen the solution she did as I'm not sure I would have been brave enough. But for a couple who have been married for so many years and the health problems they had, it was a beautiful ending of a loving marriage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was hard to put down. I laughed, I cried, and didn't want it to come to an end. We all can see parts of ourselves in the characters, and only hope to have the love these two share. I will never forget this story.
GailHollingsworth More than 1 year ago
The premise of the book sounded interesting. It caught my attention because my husband and I have an RV and enjoy spending time together traveling in it. Ella and John, in their eighties, have a motive to their madness. He has Alzheimer's and she is in the end stages of cancer. Against advice from their doctors and wishes of their two children, they pack up their RV and leave Michigan headed on a trip of a lifetime across the US for California and Disneyland. Their adventures are captured on the pages of this book along with their reminiscences of their life and trips with their children growing up. I admired the courage of Ella and the tenderness of John. She looked out for him and he, her when he was able. Traveling the old Route 66, they made many stops and visited museums, diners and campgrounds. I especially enjoyed the enteractions of the people they encountered. Ella could be quite feisty at times and definitely talked sailor talk at times. But overall it was an enjoyable read that I completed in two days. I checked this out from our public library and chose to write a review, but was not required to do so.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thought provoking book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down. What a great story of lifelong love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful story of life and love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too nitty-gritty for me.
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I really enjoyed the voice of Ella and her trip with her husband.
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itsagoldielife More than 1 year ago
So real. I was right there with them on this trip of their life. I won't forget this book for a very long time. Look forward to having a discussion with friends when they have completed the read. If you don't understand how you might feel about illness or old age, if you don't understand how your parent behave, or if you are bewildered about the behavior of your grandparent. Read and understand.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some good points in the book but i honestly would not highly recommend.
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