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Review: Old Friends

User Review  - Almira - Goodreads

I read this book in 1994. Tracy chronicles the events of people for a full year, setting is Linda Manor, a "new" nursing home in Western Massachusetts. The 2 main residents that Tracy "shadows" are ... Read full review

Review: Old Friends

User Review  - Donna Gabbard - Goodreads

While I found it a bit depressing to read about those who spend their last years in a nursing home, it was encouraging to meet those who "continued to live" in spite of being in such a dreary setting ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kathy - Goodreads

I love Tracey Kidder's book Among Schoolchildren. I recently reread it, and realized that he had a number of other titles I hadn't tried. So I reserved this one without really looking at what it was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sharon - Goodreads

An interesting book. I don't think it's one of his best, yet it is a fascinating look at a senior living institution where some of us just may live our last years. Read full review

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User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

On one hand, bittersweet story of two men who become roomates and, eventually, friends, at a retirement home. On the other hand, an indictment of the way we treat the elderly in the US Highly recommended, along with his other books. Read full review

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User Review  - Amy Hearth - Goodreads

Kidder spends time in a New England nursing home with two men who are roommates. An unusually insightful look at the lives of the elderly in an institutional setting. Read full review

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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

Excellent insight into life in a nursing home. Read full review

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User Review  - Claudia Mosey - Goodreads

as I work in an assisted-living as an aide,and I am in my early 60's,I easily got into this book.I would recommend this book to any age 12 and up. Read full review

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User Review  - Marcin Wichary - Goodreads

Classic Kidder moving, funny, and poignant in all the right places. Read full review

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User Review  - Marissa - Goodreads

I felt this book provided a rather accurate reflection of day-to-day life of residents in a nursing home. The book was rather slow-paced, but so can be life in a nursing home, so I guess that just ... Read full review


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