Later Love

Spence + Lila

By Bobbie Ann Mason

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This unexpected love story outlines the culture shock of a farm couple in a hi-tech medical world. Lila's two-week stay in the hospital provides the focus for the ways they have loved and cherished each other for 46 years.
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Summer Shift

By Lynn Kiele Bonasia

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Forty-four-year-old Cape Cod clam bar owner Mary Hopkins struggles to find the peace, love, and human connection that have eluded her for decades as she copes with her beloved great-aunt's descent into Alzheimer's disease, the tragic accident of a young waitress, and her rekindled romance with Dan, a lost love.
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The All of It

By Jeannette Haien

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"As a frustrated Father Declan de Loughry fishes for salmon in inclement Irish weather, he mulls over the events of the previous days. Four days ago, while performing the last rites on a dying husband, he learned that the couple was never married.. ."
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The Republic of Love

By Carol Shields

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"With a viewpoint that shifts as crisply as cards in the hands of a blackjack dealer, Carol Shields introduces us to two shell-shocked veterans of the wars of the heart. There's Fay, a folklorist whose passion for mermaids has kept her from focusing on any one man. And right across the street there's Tom, a popular radio talk-show host who has focused a little too intently, having married and divorced three times. Can Fay believe in lasting love with such a man? Will romantic love conquer all rational expectations?"

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The Story of a Million Years

By David Huddle

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Years after a 15-year-old girl begins an affair with the husband of her mother's best friend, the emotional fallout from the affair still echoes in unexpected ways through the lives of the people closest to her.
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Where River Turns to Sky

By Gregg Kleiner

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Eighty-year-old George Castor promised he would never let his best friend Ralph die alone at the Silver Gardens Nursing Home--but Ralph passed on while George was away fishing. Distraught, guilt-stricken and seeking redemption, George buys a broken-down mansion in Looking glass, Oregon, paints it fire-engine red, and begins searching for other old folks to share it with him. Because George has made a new promise that will alter the course of the rest of his life. And, with the help of a miraculous old woman named Grace, he assembles a ragtag bunch of aging strangers, determined to make their last days on earth--and his own--an adventure.
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