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Florence Gordon

by Brian Morton

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Florence Gordon by Brian Morton
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    Sep 2014, 320 pages

    Sep 2015, 320 pages


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Carol Rainer

My kind of woman
Loved this book - she reminded me of the way I feel and would like to be. I loved that she hung up on the silence created on the phone when she was put on hold by her doctor's secretary awaiting his picking up the phone. Wouldn't we all feel like doing that?

Excellent Book!
This is one of the best books I've read this year! I recommend this novel to all readers but if you are transitioning as an older adult, I think Florence's story is particularly thoughtful, laughable, gritty and realistic. The author presents an honest look at family relationships and the imperfect ways we love and communicate.
Diane S.

Florence Gordon
Many years back, one of my favorite TV shows, was shown on our local PBS station and was called Waiting for God. It was about a group of seniors in senior housing and the character I loved was named Diana. She asked for and took no mercy, had a very ironic wit and basically insisted on living the life that was left to her on her own terms. She reminded me so much of Florence Gordon.

At 74, Florence too lives life exactly the way she wants. She is a writer, a feminist prominent in the sixties and seventies and a staunch believer in her own space and privacy. She has friends yes, but they are much like her, gutsy woman who insist on looking after themselves, living their own lives. She has been divorced for many years an has one son, a college age granddaughter, and a daughter in law.

Of course a story about a set in her ways 74 yr.old would get tedious before the end of the book, so there are complications, with he family and other difficult things. I loved reading about her burgeoning relationship with a grand-daughter she had previously paid little attention.

When I am her age I want to be her. How many of us have gone to a party and said, or at least wanted to say, thanks for the party, it is a honor but now I am going home? I am honored please keep celebrating without me.

Wonderfully portrayed and kudos to the author who is a male but has written a book about an admirable woman. I also want to say that this book had one of the most fitting endings I have read in a while.

Well written
I enjoyed the writing style. I abhorred most of the characters. The writing got me through the book in spite of the aversion to the characters. Particularly like the chapter treatment - some long, some very short. To the point and relevant.
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