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.
|Publisher:||Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
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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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.
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.
fantastic book, the only one that I know of about life in a retirement community. funny, informative, realistic, and beautifully written.