Out to Pasture: But Not over the Hill

Out to Pasture: But Not over the Hill


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Out to Pasture: But Not over the Hill by Effie Leland Wilder

Anyone who thinks that retirement is rocking chair and Medicare is in for a surprise when they meet the folks at Fair Acres Home. This charming first novel by eighty-five-year-old Effie Leland Wilder stars Hattie McNair, a journal-keeper and eavesdropper extraordinaire. Hattie overhears a resident planning her own funeral -- complete with caterer so that her daughter-in-law's cooking doesn't make the funeral-goers sorry they came. Hattie begins her journal that night. Through the entries and letters to a friend on the outside, Hattie tells the stories of the high -- and low -- times at Fair Acres that is sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, and always uplifting.

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ISBN-13: 9781561452651
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date: 04/28/2002
Pages: 177
Sales rank: 462,375
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Effie Leland Wilder was the author of five books. She graduated from Converse College in 1930 and received the Distinguished Alumna Award in 1982. She also received the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest award, for her philanthropic work. Her work has been published in the Charleston News and Courier and in the Saturday Evening Post. Ms. Wilder passed away in 2007.

Laurie Allen Klein is a graduate of Maryville College in Tennessee. An illustrator and graphic artist, her work has appeared in Atlanta and Athensmagazines and in publications for the Baptist Home Mission Board, the Presbyterian Publishing House, and the Georgia Wildlife Federation. She lives in Florida.

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Out to Pasture but Not over the Hill 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You'll have an understanding of the simple thought life. The real life charactors have as much gumpsion and zest as they did in their prime. People are liked and well thought of throughout the whole book because the author is a real person with really a good foundation of life. I didn't like the cover but that can always improve.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hattie's funny and down to earth descriptions of life at FairAcres retirement home makes old age something to look forward to. At times I laughed out loud. A very uplifting book. I can't wait to read more of her books.
Pattyd More than 1 year ago
fantastic book, the only one that I know of about life in a retirement community. funny, informative, realistic, and beautifully written.