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Few Book for Senior Citizen

ALL PASSION SPENT by Vita Sackville-West: This is a good book for the elderly, especially women. The main character is an 88-year-old woman who gave up her dreams for her husband and children. After her husband died, she made decisions that gave her new discoveries and realizations about her life.

A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY by John Irving:
The story is about strong friendship, and belief in God. This is a good book for senior citizens interested in spiritual matters. The two major characters, kids in the year 1950's and 1960's, are also something that many elderly folks can relate to.

DEAF SENTENCE: A NOVEL by David Lodge:
The story is about a retired professor in his mid-sixties who suffers from a hearing impairment. Apart from deafness, other problems arise. This is a must-read story for elderly folks because it will surely make them laugh. MRS. QUEEN TAKES THE TRAIN by William M. Kuhn: This book has the Queen of Great Britain as the main character, but the major events that happened in the story are all fantasy or fiction. It may appeal not only to the elderly folks, but also to those who are interested in the monarchy. But, old folks would enjoy the book because the story is not at all heavy, and it is a good book to read to pass the time.

SEIZE THE DAY by Saul Bellow:
This book is for people who would want to read a serious book that focuses on life's drama. It is a classic novel first published in 1956 and received positive criticisms. From the title itself, 'Seize the Day,' it might appeal to the older folks, as it may inspire them to reflect back on their life when they were younger and seize each day that they are still able to embrace and experience.

THE HUNDRED -YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT OF THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED by Jonas Jonasson:
Some reviewers described this book as a laugh-out-loud novel and mentioned that the main character was like Forrest Gump. The title itself is interesting and would surely get the attention of senior citizens looking for a good book to read. FREE FOR SENIORS by Guy Coalter: "No matter what subject you (or your parents) may be interested in during your golden years... free money grants, home improvement, crafts, travel, gardening, or even sex, Uncle Sam has a free source that can make a huge difference in your life."

THE NEW WOMAN: A STAGGERFORD NOVEL by Jon Hassler:
This novel is about an eighty-eight-year-old woman who lives all by herself. Elderly women may be interested reading this book not only because the protagonist is an older woman, but because some, if not many, can relate to the things that this woman is experiencing, together with the feelings of loneliness and frustrations that come along with her age. It is also about learning to appreciate the true source of happiness: family and friends.

THE SENSE OF AN ENDING by Julian Barnes:
This book was awarded the 2011 Man Booker Prize. The story is about a man in his sixties, who is re-evaluating his life.

THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY by Rachel Joyce:
This is a good book for elderly folks, not only because the main character, Harold, is a senior and a retired man, but because the book is about adventure, love, hope, and transformation, and has both drama and humor. It is a book that elderly people can relate to. It is a national bestseller and has received a lot of good reviews.

REINVENTING MYSELF: MEMOIRS OF A RETIRED PROFESSOR PAPERBACK – May 24, 2006 by Marlys Marshall Styne : Reinventing Myself: Memoirs of a Retired Professor Paperback – May 24, 2006 by Marlys Marshall Styne

ELDER EXPECTATIONS: MY LIFE IN RICTAMETERS PAPERBACK – May 7, 2008 by Marlys Marshall Styne :
T.S. Eliot's J. Alfred Prufrock measured out his life with coffee spoons. I've measured mine, or at least part of it, with rictameters. These brief poems tell a bit about what it's like to be old, widowed, and retired in Chicago.

PARK RIDGE: A SENIOR CENTER MURDER:
A series of murders at the Park Ridge Senior Center by four elderly pinochle players points up the division between "active" and "passive" seniors and the perils of the defining them as such.

YOUR RETIREMENT, YOUR WAY: WHY IT TAKES MORE THAN MONEY TO LIVE YOUR DREAM PAPERBACK – September 22, 2006 by Alan Bernstein :
"In Your Retirement, Your Way, Alan and John lead the way to a new and dynamic definition of retirement. They begin with this exciting premise: the more you clearly identify your own personal style, the more you will experience a powerful and fulfilling next chapter in your life. With the variety of guides and road maps they provide, including a sample version of the Birkman® (a mini-Birkman®), readers can navigate their way to a more confident phase of life that offers both purpose and renewal.

HOW TO LIVE WELL WITHOUT OWNING A CAR: SAVE MONEY, BREATHE EASIER, AND GET MORE MILEAGE OUT OF LIFE PAPERBACK – September 1, 2006 by Chris Balish :
You don'¬?t need to own a car to live well in America. In fact, you'¬?d probably be better off without one. In this groundbreaking guide, award-winning journalist Chris Balish exposes the true costs of car ownership and shows how car-free living can put anyone on the path to financial freedom. Using the book'¬?s car cost worksheet, first figure out how much owning a car really costs-you'¬?ll be surprised. Then, see how easy it is to transition to a car-free or car-lite lifestyle using Chris'¬?s strategies for commuting, running errands, taking trips, dating, socializing, and more. You'¬?ll also find hundreds of tips and success stories from car-free people in cities and suburbs across America. Without car payments, rising gas prices, and traffic jams to worry about, you'¬?ll have more money and leisure time to spend as you choose. Discover why getting rid of your car may be the soundest and sanest lifestyle change you can make.