Title of the book came from a discussion between the author and her granddaughter. The author told her that "the girls" were coming over to play bridge. The granddaughter asked, "What girls?" When her grandmother explained, she said, "Oh, I know the girls with the grandmother faces!"
A book outlining the potential that all women have, at any age, even the ones with the "grandmother faces"! A good read and a good primer on friendship and expectations of aging. (Keep one - throw the other out the window!)
This book could be read by anyone. Dealing with being a widow, moving, and going on is just a small part of this. The message is how you want to truly live next 30-40 years, whatever your age. Frances Weaver's personal story shows how she managed and triumphed through difficult, lonely times and makes you re-evaluate what you want out of your life.
This is a book aimed at women over 55, and especially those who are widowed. I read it anyway (didn't know the last part). I enjoyed it, and there are a lot of points that can be easily taken by just about anyone, especially women, throughout it. Go out. Do something. Don't sit at home. Find your own life and don't expect family to fulfill everything.
She's right, it's easier when you have no kids, and especially if you are on your own, but it's still a message worth hearing at any time.
I really enjoyed this book. Being in my 60s and having been a widow for a couple years,and now remarried, I could really identify with the author's comments re: what to do with your life when widowed later in life. I love her enthusiasm and abundance of ideas and suggestions of how to enrich your life alone later in life. Any woman who is a widow over 55 needs to read this book.