Midlife Madness

Midlife insights inspire the stories in these novels available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.

Emily, AloneEmily, Alone by Stewart O’Nan
A newly independent widow dreams of visits by grandchildren and mourns changes in her quiet Pittsburgh neighborhood before realizing she has the inner strength to pursue developing opportunities.

Tempting Fate by Jane Green
Happily married for eighteen years, a forty-year-old woman is attracted by the allure of an emotional affair that could destroy everything that matters to her.

Mad Dash by Patricia Gaffney
An argument over the abandoned puppy they find on their front doorstep is the final straw in a woman’s decision to leave her twenty-year marriage.

The Memory of Running : A NovelThe Memory of Running by Ron McLarty
Working as a quality control inspector at a toy factory, a friendless alcoholic considers himself a loser until a tragic event prompts him to set off on a cross-country bicycle journey.

Noah’s Compass by Anne Tyler
A schoolteacher, who has been forced to retire at sixty-one, comes to terms with the final phase of his life.

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
A middle-aged man contends with a past he has never much thought about until his oldest friends return with a mysterious legacy.

A Spot of BotherA Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
At the age of sixty-one, a man is settled into a comfortable retirement until his tempestuous daughter’s remarriage announcement.

The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore
Three high school friends weather life’s highs and lows and meet at a diner every Sunday to talk it all out.

My Favorite Mid-Live Crisis (Yet) by Toby Devens
When her husband leaves her for another man, a woman’s two best friends are anxious for her to join them in the dating pool.

Whatever Makes You Happy by Lisa Grunwald
With the normal patterns of her life turned upside down, a woman finds herself searching for the true definition of happiness through her experiences of motherhood, marriage, an affair, writing and home renovation.

It Comes in WavesIn Comes in Waves by Erika Marks
Invited to help with a documentary on women and surfing, a former competitor, now forty-two and a struggling single mother, decides it might be the chance she needs to regain control of her life.

Us by David Nicholls
A man undertakes a family trip around Europe in an effort to salvage his marriage and repair his troubled relationship with his moody, teenaged son.

Down By the River by Lin Stepp
A woman’s family is scandalized when she decides to walk away from her busy life to move to a tiny town and open a bed and breakfast.

Denting the Bosch by Teresa Link
Three empty-nester couples, who decided to enjoy their golden years together, find marriages, friendships, prosperity and expectations crumbling.

The Dog Who DancedThe Dog Who Danced by Susan Wilson
A woman takes a cross-country journey to find her lost dog and discovers herself.

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
Unwillingly brought together to care for their ailing mother, three sisters who were named after famous Shakespearean characters discover that everything they have been avoiding may prove to be more worthwhile than expected.

August 28, 2015