How I Learned More About My Book

A book club at a nearby town asked if I would like to attend. They would read Escape from Assisted Living. Of course I was pleased and hoped I could live up to their expectations as author. No one could have asked for friendlier or better prepared readers. What surprised me was some of the discussion related to Betty’s daughter Sharon. Everyone was sympathetic to her desire to see her mother safe in senior living but did not dwell on Sharon’s conflicted sense of whether she was a good daughter. For me, this was a central theme. But it turned out none of these readers were only children. It was fascinating to see how this element might relate to attitudes and sympathies toward Betty and Sharon’s worry over their roles.