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Monthly Book Suggestions > Ageism (July 2017)

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message 1: by Mariah Roze (new)

Mariah Roze (mariahroze) | 1380 comments Mod
July's topic/theme is Ageism

Please suggest books that fit this theme. You have till 5/30/17


message 2: by Mariah Roze (new)

Mariah Roze (mariahroze) | 1380 comments Mod
Romiette and Julio by Sharon M. Draper Romiette and Julio by Sharon M. Draper
Like Shakespeare's famous star-crossed lovers, Romiette Cappelle and Julio Montague face strong opposition to their budding romance. In their case, a dangerous gang's disapproval of their interracial relationship puts the two in mortal peril.


message 3: by Brina (new)

Brina Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney


message 4: by Laura (new)

Laura | 6 comments The Diaries of Jane Somers: Diary of a Good Neighbour and If the Old Could Part 1&2 by Doris Lessing. I read this as a teenager with little interest in understanding or spending time with the elderly. Reading it shifted my perspective and that hasn't left me since.


message 5: by Cathie (new)

Cathie (catitude) | 8 comments I'll nominate A Man Called Ove A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman


message 6: by Mariah Roze (new)

Mariah Roze (mariahroze) | 1380 comments Mod
Cathie wrote: "I'll nominate A Man Called Ove A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman"

LOVED THIS BOOK!


message 7: by Jeanne (new)

Jeanne | 48 comments Cathie wrote: "I'll nominate A Man Called Ove A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman"

Great choice! As I've already read Ove, it would make my life easier.

When Brina posted her review of Lillian Boxfish, I was intrigued and would be quite happy with that choice.


message 8: by Lesley (new)

Lesley I think anything written by Kent Haruf, He writes about people in the later years of their life. Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf is wonderful and bittersweet. I would read this book again!


message 9: by Brina (new)

Brina There are some plays that are great and could be read in addition to the book:

Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry
The Sisters Rosenzweig by Wendy Wasserstein
August: Osage County by Tracey Letts


Also I just read a book that discusses a different aspect of ageism the classic The Waiting Years by Fumiko Enchi


message 10: by Brina (new)

Brina But from all the above choices, Lillian Boxfish and Driving Miss Daisy I think are the two better ones.


message 11: by Mariah Roze (new)

Mariah Roze (mariahroze) | 1380 comments Mod
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble by Dan Lyons Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble By: Dan Lyons


message 12: by Valyssia (new)

Valyssia Leigh | 5 comments Remnant Population by Elizabeth Moon


message 13: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (ylisa7) | 10 comments Lesley wrote: "I think anything written by Kent Haruf, He writes about people in the later years of their life. Our Souls at Night by Kent Harufis wonderful and bittersweet. I would read this book again!"


I loved that book.


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