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Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

Three Things About Elsie

by Joanna Cannon
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  • Aug 7, 2018
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  • Jul 2019
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Barbara C Reynolds

Three Things About Elsie
Wonderfully writing book about aging, finding your reason for living and solving an old mystery. Enjoyed every page and love the way sections are headed by chapter title or time as the main character lies on the floor after a fall and reflects on her life and what the end might be.
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Sandi W.

Grabbing Premise, fizzeling story...
A study in aging - the loneliness, the loss of memory and the secrets kept for years.

Florence Claybourne has fallen in her apartment. She lives in a retirement home and she knows she will soon be found. As she lays on her floor she begins to relive the secrets of her past. However, will her memory remain true to her?

I thought that this book did a good job in general describing the elderly population. It hit on lifetime friends, elderly limitations, forgetfulness, memory loss and secrets, kept from others and sometimes kept from oneself. It starts with the accident that puts Florence on her floor, then goes back in her memory to relive one of the biggest secrets in her life.

There are parts of this book that I felt drug on needlessly. Times when I really did not care about her remembering the true story of what happened years ago. But always I wanted to know the answer of the current story, if she was rescued from where she fell on her kitchen floor. So I did have a reason to read on.

Not a book that I would highly recommend to others, even with the grabbing premise it presents.
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