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    Senior Member iris lilies's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lainey View Post
    "The Story of Us" by Joyce Maynard. She's in her early 60s and had a late in life second marriage. Her husband was diagnosed with cancer about one year into the marriage. I've enjoyed her writing for years (both novels and earlier memoirs) and this is just as thoughtfully written and moving as her other works.
    have we talked about Maynard here once before? Her first novel was Baby Love, a sharply observed little story about a teenage mother. I liked that book a lot. (I am now at the age where I can remember when I read 37 years ago, but I don’t remember what I read three months ago.) anyway I kind of lost track of her for a couple decades until she surfaced as JD Salinger‘s teenage love her and that whole saga. So I have followed her a bit off And on since then.

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    Travels with Myself and Another by Martha Gellhorn and Homo Deus which I both like so far are amongst my latest library findings.

    I also picked up but have not started yet Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick, Black Detroit now that DB and SIL moved to Michigan and I hope to be visiting them and seeing the sights, and Ginny Moon, a novel recommended for me by Amazon, though I have not gotten into fiction lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    As for what I've recently finished reading, probably the most interesting was Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. I've long thought I would like to hike the Appalachian Trail from one end to the other. And then I learned that there's a similar trail here on the west coast from the Mexico boarder in California to the Canada border in Washington. It appears to be a much more intense, and less done, trail. Tucked away in my bucket list is hiking it once I retire but before i get too old and decrepit to manage such a challenge.
    jp1, check out this blog by a local guy who hiked the Triple Crown in one year in 2016. I went to listen to him lecture and our newspaper followed his whole trip.
    http://freeoutside.com/
    http://freeoutside.com/calendar-triple-crown/

    His photos are stupendous. He is a fascinating, but understated and humble person---the hike changed him profoundly. Either it did, or it's just really taking a long time for him to adjust to the real world.

    I can't wait for his book to come out. I followed him on Instagram too.
    Last edited by KayLR; 12-1-17 at 7:58pm. Reason: added link
    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

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