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Another Country by Mary Pipher
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Sep 27, 11

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Read from September 07 to 25, 2011

really a 3.5 stars- a very good book with a lot of great insight to how the psychological and emotional life of elders differs from our life. But at times, it just seemed to be a series of vignettes that were not sure of the central theme it was trying to further. Interesting vignettes, yes, but I found I was not sure exactly what certain parts of the book were trying to establish or get across. That said, there were times where the insights were outstanding- times I wanted to get the pen out and underline things- reflections on what it is like to live in a culture that is geared to the young and fit, what it is like to live in a landscape where all of you familiar markers are gone (buildings, dead friends, cultural bedrocks like a respected church) ; what it is like to find out that the simple things like the ability of a good night sleep and taste for food might leave for good.
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