senior citizens -- fiction


Walter Dean Myers

Myers takes readers inside the walls of a juvenile corrections facility in this gritty novel. Fourteen-year-old Reese is in the second year of his sentence for stealing prescription pads and selling them to a neighborhood dealer. He fears that his life is headed in a direction that will inevitably lead him “upstate,” to the kind of prison you don’t leave. His determination to claw his way out of the downward spiral is tested when he stands up to defend a weaker boy, and the resulting recriminations only seem to reinforce the impossibility of escaping a hopeless future.

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Memento Mori

By Muriel Spark

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When members of a group of London seniors start getting anonymous phone calls saying, "Remember you must die," they find that things they have done in the past have come back to haunt them.
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White Rabbit

By Kate Phillips

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White Rabbit explores the last, fateful day of 88-year-old of Ruth Caster Hubble, written with understated elegance, warmth, and surprising depth.

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Walking Across Egypt

By Clyde Edgerton

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Mattie Rigsbee is seventy-eight. She lives by herself in Listre, North Carolina (near Bethel). She claims she's "slowing down," but she still cuts her own grass and runs the Lottie Moon missions fund drive at Listre Baptist Church. This is the scene into which Edgerton drops Wesley Benfield -- adolescent, illegitimate, and delinquent, with a mouth full of foul language and bad teeth and a craving for good food.

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Dearest Dorothy, Are We There Yet?

By Charlene Ann Baumbich

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Eighty-seven-year-old Dorothy Jean Wetstra has a gift for shaking things up. She tools around town in a 1976 Lincoln Continental, plays bunco regularly, and stays on top of the latest news--which she is often creating. In this series debut, Dorothy faces a decision that may change her town forever.

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