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Growing old

June 08th, 2022

In Lenore Rowntree’s third book of fiction, See You Later Maybe Never (Now or Never Publishing $19.95) due out this Autumn, a childless woman, Vanessa, nearing sixty confronts her past, unsuccessful love life and being forced out of her high fashion career. Vanessa leaves Toronto for a retreat to a holistic campus. She recalls playing as a young girl while her parents’ marriage disintegrated, crushes she had at school and secretly falling for one of her students as a young teacher in training. Eventually, Vanessa connects with her 103-year-old Aunt Marion who continues to find ways to make life more interesting. There’s disappointment, fun, humour and intelligence in this look into what it means to be seen as “old.” 9781989689400

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