A Lifetime’s Experience

Beginning with the book The 100-Year-Old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson, a new kind of protagonist started appearing in popular fiction; someone with a lifetime of experience.  For those unfamiliar with the book, Jonasson’s novel centers around Allan Karlsson who escapes his senior’s home on the eve of his hundredth birthday... Continue Reading →

In Love and War

Rainy  or snowy Sunday afternoons, as a child, meant watching movies with my Mom. Our favourites always fell into two categories; the lavish MGM movie musicals and the sweet and sad  stories of couples during the Second World War. As I grow older,the spectacle of Carmen Miranda dancing with fruit on her head may have... Continue Reading →

Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg

"When someone has died, it's a lot harder to get rid of something they gave you - everything has terrible value". What would you do if a loved one died and left you one final gift? Helen Ames was struggling to cope with the unexpected death of her husband Dan, when she found out he'd... Continue Reading →

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