Orphans Then, Now

Book Review A CASUALTY OF GRACE Lisa Brown 2015 ASIN: B0161OHSVC Lisa Brown’s third novel to accurately, yet emotionally, portray the lives of her English ancestors who became 19th century Canadian pioneers surprised me. It is a more focused story than The Porter’s Wife and The Seeds of Sorrow, and much deeper psychologically. It worked

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Have the crones made poor decisions?

Leaning toward Marxism in the 1960s did not comfortably fit with being a housewife, but some of us gradually moved from the conservative politics of our parents to what stood for social democracy in America, and from marriage to perceived independence. Our daughters turned out differently, and our granddaughters even more so.

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You’re in for a shock

The unsustainable high cost of long-term care is the subject of a column in The Guardian. The Prime Minister seems to have promised to address the problem, as the earlier projected amount needed to live ten years after retirement falls short. The £72,000 cap proposed for each person’s spending before the state kicks in to

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Detroit – A Haunting Hometown

 REVIEW The bankruptcy of Detroit, long after the implosion of the auto industry, has taught us that a city without Plan B is unsustainable. Mary Anne McMahon, who lived in Detroit from her birth in 1944 until 1976, has written about the city’s impact on her life when it was the richest city in America.

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Worth Staying Up For

Book Review

A BONE IN HER TEETH

A St. Augustine Mystery

Ann McCallister Clark

Infinity

2011

With a scrap of her family’s fortune, doled out by her brother, a greedy attorney, the widowed Anna Wells heads for Florida, planning to sell the house her aunt left specifically for her. Leaving the wintry winds that blow

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