Coming of Autumn: Background information when reading Mimi Malloy, At Last!

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Mimi Malloy, At Last!

by Julia MacDonnell

Mimi Malloy, At Last!
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    Apr 2014, 288 pages
    Mar 2015, 288 pages

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Coming of Autumn

Autumn of Age. Isn't that a beautiful phrase? It conjures the image of magenta and orange leaves falling from trees, and the landscape preparing to take stock for a season, quietly hunkering down, stripping itself of the old, and getting ready for the new.

Autumn in New HampshireIn the First Impressions Review of Mimi Malloy At Last, by Julia MacDonnell, one reviewer offered this: "We read Coming of Age books, but this is the opposite. This book is the Autumn of Age." And it really is! Mimi Malloy grew up in the Great Depression. She has six grown daughters, is divorced, and has recently retired. She is in her 60s, well past the typical coming of age age, and yet it is at this moment in time – just when her own wind is blowing and she, like the landscape, is hunkering down – that she reinvents herself; finds herself anew. She experiences an Autumn of Age, indeed.

What other novels explore this territory? This time later in life when things might settle down but, instead, offer a new ...

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