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Runaway Grandma

3.17  ·  Rating details ·  24 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Retired widow, Olivia Hampton, age 70, meticulously plans a new future. After faking her suicide, she moves on with a new identity and begins a new life. A haunting tale - can a person ever really escape the past and start over?
Paperback, 210 pages
Published November 7th 2007 by Madison Avenue Publishing Group (first published October 31st 2007)
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Jun 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
I can't believe I paid to read this. The premise sounded great, but the plot,the characters and the writing seemed like they were written by a beginner.
Apr 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
Loved the book, as did our book club.

Points of the discussion centered on:
What she left behind.........her adult children who wanted to tell her how to run her life, her bratty, spoiled, grand-children and most important to many of us, her long time friend who, with much trepidation, assisted her in the escape.
What she gained........her freedom to make all her own choices, many new friends in a small Smethport-like town, and companionship and even romance with a great guy.
The logistics.......con
Wilma Frana
Jan 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Olivia feels that her son will try to have her declared incompetent and take control of her assets, so she carefully devises a plan to disappear. She ends up living in a different part of the country where she meets an older gentleman and they become great friends. This book reveals an unusual solution to a family problem. I highly recommend it.
Jan 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
Even though this is an easy read, it stays with you for a long time. How could a woman give up her life in fear of her children? Why didn't she fight? Did she realize the emotional efect her actions would have on her friends, children, grandchildren & herself? Was her decit fair to her new friends? What would I do in a simular situation?
Jan 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
I loved this book. At times in my life I felt that I could get in that car and ride along with Olivia. Sometimes it seems easier to run than to stay and fight. I really liked this book. Olivia has spunk!
Olean Public Library
Aug 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
I really love this book.
Apr 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Bonnie by: My book club
I loved this book and read it in one day. A very timely topic. A woman fakes her own death. Alot of interesting lessons here and a very well written facinating story.
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