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Subject: "Clean" books for Gramma
Date Posted: 3/26/2008 2:32 AM ET
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I'm trying to find authors/ books (large print) for an 83 year old whose language includes NO swear words and finds most authors too "dirty" for her.  Anything beyond a simple kiss or holding hands is pretty much out.  Short stories collections especially are helpful.  I'm looking for old fashioned, simple, straight forward kinds of things, along the lines of  "Anne of Green Gables" or Louisa Mae Alcott's works. 

When I can find them, the print is usually way too small.  Does any one have any suggestions?


Date Posted: 8/6/2008 9:01 PM ET
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You might see if Barbara Cartland or Georgette Heyer have any LP books.  They don't go much beyond what you're looking for.  Pat

Date Posted: 8/6/2008 10:08 PM ET
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Harlequin/Silhouette has some inspirational romance lines like LOVE INSPIRED that are just good clean romances. Many with original stories.They come in regular or large print with contemporary or historical stories. You may be able to get good deals for them in the Book Bazaar. She may like those.

Subject: Good books for elderly ladies
Date Posted: 8/7/2008 4:06 PM ET
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I send LPs to my mother and have the same problem. 


For romance try Rosamund Pilcher.


My mother has really enjoyed all the Jimmy Carter books and there was a biography of Mrs. Billie Graham. And, if you can get any of Pearl Buck. 


Good luck.

Date Posted: 8/7/2008 5:48 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/9/2008 11:15 PM ET
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Yes, the Beverly Lewis ones would be a great suggestion.

Date Posted: 8/11/2008 8:58 PM ET
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If she enjoys a good mystery, the cozies are super clean with squeaky clean romance as well. I think Donald Bain's "Murder She Wrote" books are available in large print- and these are great because they have the added benefit of Jessica scoffing and rolling her eyes at anyone who behaves in an immoral manor!!! 

If she likes mysteries, I would post this same question in that genre board.

Date Posted: 10/10/2008 8:45 AM ET
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Jan Karon's Mitford Series would be another "clean" series.

Subject: Clean Books
Date Posted: 10/16/2008 5:55 PM ET
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How about  Debbie Macomber? The ones about the girls at the shops like Back On Blossom Street? I think they are clean. Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter are all about the Amish so you know they are clean.

Subject: Gramma
Date Posted: 10/20/2008 8:27 AM ET
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The O'Malley Clan books written by Dee Henderson are excellent mysteries.  They are 'clean'.  They concern a 'family 'of 7 adults who banded together after be raised in an orphanage and took the name of O'Malley for their 'family'.  Each book focuses on the professions of each of the adults and their family's search for spirituality.  I am not sure of the large print editions but they are on audio tape.  I have 6 of the 7 on audio.  Treasure every day with your Gramma. 

Date Posted: 10/21/2008 1:24 PM ET
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The Mary Higgins Clark books would probably fit the bill.  Mysteries without any swearing or sex.  Since she's a big seller, there should be plenty in Large Print.