Years Are So Long Author:Josephine Lawrence From flap: — "Honor they father and they mother" - — Around this theme, the author has written a story, poignant in its appeal, touching the life of every man or woman. — High or low - rich or poor - everyone must someday face the questions. — What do I owe my parents? — What do they owe me? — Should my children or my parents come first? — Have parents... more » the right to interfere with the lives of their children?
YEARS ARE SO LONG will make you laugh and cry while it makes you pause and face these great human questions.
A beautiful and moving story.
From the back cover:
Although she thinks "rolling stones" have all the sense, Miss Lawrence has been on the staff of the Newark Sunday Call ever since leaving school. She was born in Newark, attended school there and later took special courses at New York University. "Years Are So Long" is not her first book; she has written books for children, and one novel, published in 1932.
Miss Lawrence prefers newspaper work because she believes that it keeps one in close touch with the mass of humanity. "Plain people", she says, "have the most complicated problems and usually work them out in terms of their emotions, not their intelligence. This is deplorable from the psychologist's point of view, but vastly more interesting for the novelist."
For some time her paper has carried a department which answers legal questions. The greatest number are those concerned with marital relations, and questions such as "Do I have to support my parents?" or "Can my children be compelled to support me?" The desolate cries of these old people and the bewildered voices of their children furnished her with the idea for "YEARS ARE SO LONG".« less