The Big Finish
Meet Josie, a desperate young woman who climbs through his window.
Together, they’re going to learn it’s never too late—or too early—to change your ways.
For Duffy Sinclair, life boils down to one simple thing: maintaining his residence at the idyllic Centennial Assisted Living. Without it, he’s destined ...more
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Duffy Sinclaire, a gruff old man, living in Centennial assisted living facility with his roommate, Carl, is about to get a surprise of a lifetime.
"I'm offering my help because sometimes we need mending and sometimes we need somebody else to help us thread the needle."
Duffy is settled into his life, jokingly flirting with the nurses, complaining to the cook, and seriously flirting with fellow resident Alice.
Carl and I were the benevolent rulers of Centennial, crowned because we were...more
What a funny, funny book. Has been some time since I have laughed out loud at a book. But this one did it.
A local nursing home, an old curmudgeon and his roommates granddaughter. These make for a cute, funny and heartfelt story. As Duffy and Josie come to an understanding, Duffy's room mate Carl and the rest of the group from the nursing home rally around to see to it that Josie ...more
I just recently finished this wonderfully life-affirming tale of community, family, and resilience. This book gave me ALL the feels - I laughed, I cried, and I loved every second of it. It’s such a fabulous read, and I haven’t stopped thinking about the story since I finished it last week. Duffy and Josie bond in a way that only those truly destined to be friends and leave an impact on each other long term can. In the vein of A Man Called Ove and The One-in-a-Million Boy, The Big Finish will ...more
The Big Finish is a book that will make every emotion come to the surface.
The two main characters are learning that it's never too late to change your ways.
After all what could go wrong with a grumpy old man and a young 20 year old with a troubled past?
This book brings to mind the book, "A Man Called Ove" and the desperation, the isolation, the growing old gracefully concept.
Finding your way in the world and accepting your lot in life isn't ...more
Some of the language may bother the more sheltered readers but this story is so real I recommend skipping those words and just keep reading. You'll be glad you did.
The Big Finish by Brooke Fossey
Most people, especially those of us sifting closer to the drop in the hourglass, don’t like to think about getting old—really old—and what life could be like when we get there. Brooke Fossey’s finely crafted tale lovingly nudges us into thinking about a phase of life we will inevitably reach—if we live that long. Her main character, Duffy Sinclair, a cranky eighty-eight-year-old in Velcro-clasped shoes, wants to ...more
Duffy and Carl are senior citizens living in an assisted living home. Duffy is a bit of a character (this might be an understatement). He is a recovering alcoholic who never married and he’s doing everything possible to stay where he ...more
This is the story of a group of octogenarians at an assisted-living residence. They are under the constant threat of being sent to the full-care nursing home where they know they will wither and die. I fell in love with these colorful characters, especially after a young woman climbed through the window of Carl and Duffy's room bringing all kinds of trouble with her. I'm a firm believer that God places people in our life when we most need them - the task is to see them ...more
Duffy is doing okay until a barefoot girl with a black-eye climbs in his window one morning and announces ...more
As the daughter of a 96-year-old mother in Memory Care, I can attest to the authenticity of this book. From the swoosh of the electric front doors to the selection of the Resident of the Month, Brooke Fossey draws the reader into the world of the Centennial Retirement Community. Not glamorized or overstated, the Memory Care experience is very realistic. Fossey's characters take center stage as the reader begins to root for Duffy, Carl, and Josie. This awkward band struggles for ...more
4 1/2 stars
This is a sweet story of many things, but primarily friendship, and the extremes someone will go to for their friend and that friend’s family. While it is lighthearted, it’s not fluff. This book touches on serious matters that effect young and old alike, such as aging, assisted living facilities, alcoholism, Alzheimer’s, abuse, spousal cheating, and death. The book gives you a peek into what it’s like to live in an assisted living facility, the pros and the cons. It touches on the ...more
I totally did not expect the direction this book took. I thought it was going to be a thriller where the teenage daughter is involved with some criminal activity and Duffy was her getaway and breakaway car. Duffy had intentions of leaving a legacy before he passes away and has gotten himself in a lot of trouble and wants to cut out ...more
I quite enjoyed reading The Big Finish. There was a lot of emotion packed into these 300 pages. I laughed, teared up, got angry... it had it all and I felt it all. The characters were lovable, though frustrating at times in the same way real life people can be. Duffy was funny, crotchety, and could push too hard; but ultimately his heart was in a good ...more