Lovers and Newcomers

Lovers and Newcomers

A Novel

Book - 2010
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Rosie Thomas, beloved by readers for her brilliantly realized characters and twisting, page-turning plots, turns her "sharp nib" (Washington Post Book World) to a group of older friends in this evocative story of camaraderie and its challenges.Miranda Meadowe decides a lonely widowhood in her crumbling country house is not for her. Reviving a university dream, she invites five of her oldest friends to come and join her to live, and to stave off the prospect of old age. All have their own reasons for accepting. To begin with, the omens are good. They laugh, dance, drink and behave badly, as they cling to the heritage they thought was theirs for ever: power, health, stability. They are the baby boomers; the world is theirs to change. But as old attractions resurface alongside new tensions, they discover that the clock can't be put back. When building work reveals an Iron Age burial site of a tribal queen, the outside world descends on their idyllic retreat, and the isolation of the group is breached. The past is revealed - and the future that beckons is very different from the one they imagined.
Publisher: New York :, The Overlook Press,, ©2010.
ISBN: 9781468302653
Branch Call Number: FICTION THO
Characteristics: 439 pages ; 24 cm


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Marie Dyck
Sep 02, 2013

just could not get into this book, never finished.

Jun 20, 2011

first book by this author i have read and i'm enjoying it very much.

it is about a group of friends from the 60's who are now in their 60's and back together in an old house in the english countryside.

it occurred to me that the 60's are an interesting stage in life as one is long past youth and middle age is now over but one is not really old. there is still time for some adventures and maybe a new relationship?
"lovers and newcomers" explores this-a good summer read.

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