Later Love

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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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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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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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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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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Shadow Ranch

By Jo-Ann Mapson

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The tragic death of Lainie's four-year-old son profoundly affects not only her own marriage, but the lives of her elderly grandfather, Bop, who falls in love with a retired stripper, and her guitar-playing, unlucky-in-love brother Russell.

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Original Bliss

By A. L. Kennedy

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After an uncomfortable first meeting, Helen and Edward soon discover themselves to be kindred spirits. For if she has lost the ability to reach out, he never had it; pornography is his substitute for human connections.
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Oh, What a Paradise It Seems

By John Cheever

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"John Cheever's last novel is a fable set in a village so idyllic it has no fast-food outlet and having as its protagonist an old man, Lemuel Sears, who still has it in him to fall wildly in love with strangers of both sexes. But Sears's paradise is threatened; the pond he loves is being fouled by unscrupulous polluters. In Cheever's accomplished hands the battle between an elderly romantic and the monstrous aspects of late-twentieth-century civilization becomes something ribald, poignant, and ineffably joyful."
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My Summer with George

By Marilyn French

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A hugely successful, middle-aged writer of romance novels encounters the possibility of romantic love in her own life.

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Love in the Time of Cholera

By Gabriel García Márquez

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Set on the Caribbean coast of South America, this love story brings together Fermina Daza, her distinguished husband, and a man who has secretly loved her for more than fifty years.
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