Getting Old

Getting Old

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Getting Old is a worthy goal and one that evolves over years of searching, sacrifice, and maybe even satisfaction. In this fresh and revealing collection, a range of authentic voices ponder the ravages of the body, familial duty, love, grief, and mortality. This anthology includes nuanced short stories, lyrical poetry, and humorous essays. Contributing authors are Bruce Alford, Barry Antokoletz, Judith Arcana, Anthony Bain, Susanne Braham, Kevin Carey, Adrian Ernesto Cepeda, J. L. Cooper, Douglas K. Currier, Bill Cushing, Diana Decker, Liz Dolan, Falconhead, Adam Fisher, Alan D. Harris, Sarah Henry, Art Heifetz, Lynn Hoffman, Ann Howells, Dustin Hyman, Jennifer Lagier, Nancy Smiler Levinson, Amanda Lewan, Carol D. Marsh, Sandy McPheron, Ed Meek, Siena Milia, Carol Murphy, Wolfgang Niesielski, Lu Pierro, Niles Reddick, John G. Rodwan Jr., Ruth Sabath Rosenthal, Mark Antony Rossi, Carol Smallwood, Carol Graf Snyder, Lisa Solod, Patty Somlo, Margaret Stawowy, Keith Stewart, Meneese Wall, Clifford Wieck, Sarah Brown Weitzman, Anne Harding Woodworth, and Changming Yuan. The reviews are in: Many of us avoid discussing, or even thinking about, aging as a possibility. However, there comes a time when the harsh realities of life make pulling your head out of the sand a necessity, and my experience has been that it's not all doom and gloom. "Getting Old" is an absolutely delightful collection of over sixty written works about aging that are both varied and engaging. Some poetry, some short stories. Some comedic, others reminiscent. What they all have in common are a heartfelt look at a phenomenon that we all go through, if we are lucky. I have a parent that I have recently had to put into a facility and this read touched me deeply. Very well done. -- Tricia A. At times beautiful, funny, sad, and brutal, this eclectic anthology is at all times honest. Each of the writers, in their own way, faces the topic of aging with whatever grace they can muster. The result is a touching book about the elderly and those who care for them in their final years. Getting Old is a collection of poetry and prose, with something for everyone. -- Kimberly Schimmel, MLSshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 14mm | 268g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514819473
  • 9781514819470

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