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Winter in the City of Light: A Search for Self in Retirement

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About two things, Sue Harper was absolutely certain. Paris was the most exciting city in the world and retirement was supposed to be a time when anything was possible. But she was terrified. From the tragic life of a French diva to the story of a Jewish family destroyed by the Nazis, Harper discovered connections to Paris and to herself as she struggled with retirement.

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Published May 6th 2019 by Senior Nomad Publications
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Susan Keefe
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A chronicle which is not only a celebration of Paris, its people, architecture and history, it is also a testament to the strength of resolve of the author as she takes readers along on her personal journey of self-discovery. Whilst looking back over her career she also includes snippets of priceless information gathered en route about the way we cope with the time that retirement offers, the freedom it gives us, and the opportunities it opens up.

Her own retirement? Well, partner Bonnie was invi
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Winter in the City of Light is a great read for travellers, students of history and art, writers, teachers, new retirees and readers of beautiful books. Sue Harper’s experiences on successive trips to Paris with her partner, Bonnie, who studied art there, become the meat and metaphor for the story of her transition from educator to retiree. Anchored by her resolved exploration of the Louvre , intended to create a sense of purpose while staying within safe proximity of her partner and her apartme ...more
Linda Lefler
Dec 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I read this book to help get myself ready for retirement in a few years. It was charming and reflective, and I really liked the author.
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