Our souls at night by Kent Haruf

Amy Our Souls at NightOur Souls at Night is a gentle and quietly beautiful book. Addie and Louis are neighbours, who find comfort, adventure and love together, late in life. It’s about small town life, how people are more than the facts of their lives and about choosing happiness.

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Autumn by Ali Smith

Amy AutumnAutumn is a little hard to explain. It’s the first of four, seasonal, ‘state of the nation’ novels. It’s about Britain, after Brexit, and how the western world is closing itself off from kindness and sharing. It’s about strong friendship, the transformative power of love, and about art. It’s clever, thought provoking, moving and sent me to Google to learn about Pauline Boty (British pop artist).

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Extending your use-by date by Darryl Dymock

wendyAre you facing the decision as to whether and when to retire from paid employment?  If so, this book is a must for all people contemplating retirement.

We read and hear so much about the financial aspects of retirement, but very little on the social and personal well being aspects.  This book, “Extending Your Use-By Date” by Dr Darryl Dymock, took me on the journey as to why retirement age is only a number! Continue reading