Happy Bookers Discussion Group
Next meeting: Wednesday, April 22
In this tender and funny novel, award-winning author Hilma Wolitzer mines the unpredictable fallout of suddenly becoming single later in life, and the chaos and joys of falling in love the second time around. When Edward Schuyler, a 62-year-old science teacher, is widowed, he finds himself ambushed by female attention. There are plenty of unattached women around, but a healthy, handsome, available man is a rare and desirable creature. Edward receives phone calls from widows seeking love, or at least lunch, while well-meaning friends try to set him up at dinner parties. he problem is that Edward doesn't feel available. He's still mourning his beloved wife, Bee. But then his stepchildren surprise him by placing a personal ad in The New York Review of Books.
Why do you think there’s such a
dearth of “available men” above a certain age? Do you think society places
different expectations on women and men as they age?
May - River of Doubt by Candice Millard
June - Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Happy Bookers selections are chosen by the participants. Suggest a book for discussion
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