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A Place Called Canterbury: Tales of the New Old Age in America

Author: Clendinen, Dudley

Publisher: Penguin Books

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A Place Called Canterbury: Tales of the New Old Age in America : Welcome to Canterbury Tower , an apartment building in Florida, where the residents are busy with friendships, love, sex, money, and gossip - and the average age is eighty-six. Journalist Dudley Clendinen's mother moved to Canterbury in 1994, planning - like most the inhabitants - to spend her final years there. But life was not over yet for the feisty southern matron. There, she and her eccentric new friends lived out a soap opera of dignity, nerve, and humor otherwise known as the New Old Age. A Place Called Canterbury is both a journalist's account of the last years of the Greatest Generation and a son's rueful memoir of his mother. Entertaining and unsparing, it is essential reading for anyone with aging parents, and those wondering what their own old age might look like.

Category   Subject
Social Science   General

ISBN 13:9780143115304
ISBN 10:0143115308
Size:8.35" l x 5.43" w x 0.94" h
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