Michener is one of my favorite all time authors. This was a great book; I am envious of the talent he had and was sad to see him pass on a few years ago. I like Michener so much I even visited him museum in PA.
This book reveals some of the workings of retirement homes as is in the style of James Michener's other novels, i.e. Hotel, Airport, etc. The many characters are interesting, lovable and rascally.
not the normal Michner book I enjoyed it beeing a senior citizan
This is one of my favorite books of all time. I gave a copy of it to a psychiatrist friend of mine who deals in geriatric psychiatry. The psychology of the retirement home is interesting since many of us will live in one someday. One of the most humorous scenes I remember in the book is how the breakdown of the soft serve ice cream machine was a major tragedy for the residents. I could relate to that. LOL
Great read- deals well with end of life issues, as well as presenting a view of healthy aging. There are several stories within the story - I really enjoyed it.