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No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club Description

Here's a delightful novel about letting go of youth and embracing the sassy curmudgeon within.

Don't harass her about parasailing or taking Italian language courses. Forget about suggesting she join a gym. Marie Sharp may be a little creaky in the bones as she heads toward the big 6-0, but she's fine with it. She would rather do without all the moving-to-Florida-bicycling-across-Mongolia-for-the-hell-of-it hoopla that her friends insist upon. She's already led an exciting life: she came of age in the 1960s, after all. Now, with both a new grandchild and a new man on the horizon, all she wants to do is make the most of what she considers the most interesting stage of her life.

In this wonderfully astute novel, based on the author's own experiences, No! I Don't Want to Join a Book Club is the funny and often poignant fictionalized diary of an older woman a decade or two past her prime and content to leave it all behind her. So don't tell her to take a gourmet cooking class, and whatever you do, don't you dare tell her to join a book club. Fresh and truly unique, moving gracefully on in years has never been more hilarious than in this forthright grandma's take on the "third phase" of life.

©2006 Virginia Ironside (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. All rights reserved.
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  • Volume 1 de la série

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  • Volume 2 de la série

    • No! I Don't Need Reading Glasses

    • De : Virginia Ironside
    • Lu par : Maggie Ollerenshaw
    • Durée : 9 h et 49 min
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    Marie may be 'getting on a bit' but it's certainly not getting her down. She's working part time so there are more hours each day to enjoy life. She has her friends. She has Pouncer, the cat, as well as a darling grandson. And she has Archie to share her bed.

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  • Volume 3 de la série

    • No, Thanks! I'm Quite Happy Standing!

    • De : Virginia Ironside
    • Lu par : Maggie Mash
    • Durée : 10 h et 45 min
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    Marie is turning 69 this year, but there are no signs of her slowing down - she has a new lodger (very into conspiracy theories), an intractable iPhone to wrestle with, and a trip to India to plan! As usual the year brings plenty of challenges as well as opportunities. Marie is burgled, which sends the street into uproar. Ex-husband David is still around and getting rather too close for comfort.

    Prix : 24,35 €