Good Books for Grownups
Coming-of-age stories about people 25 to 40-something often bore me–been there, done that. Give me a novel about someone in the second half of life and I’m hooked. Romance, self-discovery, spiritual growth, personal challenges, and family drama, it’s all there nuanced with the complexity that more time on earth and less time ahead can bring. Here are several books that completely took me in. Perhaps you would like to suggest others.
Stewart Onan: Emily Alone and Wish You Were Here
Elizabeth Strout: Olive Kitterage
George Hodgeman: Bettyville, A Memoir
Elizabeth Berg: The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted
David Guterson: East of the Mountains
Kathryn Maeglin: A Hunka Hunka Nursing Love (romance genre)