Sister Age (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 16, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
20 Reviews
In these fifteen remarkable stories, M.F.K. Fisher, one of the most admired writers of our time, embraces age as St. Francis welcomed Brother Pain. With a saint to guide us, she writes in her Foreword, perhaps we can accept in a loving way "the inevitable visits of a possibly nagging harpy like Sister Age" But in the stories, it is the human strength in the unavoidable encounter with the end of life that Mrs. Fisher dramatizes so powerfully. Other themes -- the importance of witnessing death, the marvelous resilience of the old, the passing of vanity -- are all explored with insight, sympathy and, often, a sly wit.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Laurenbdavis - LibraryThing

M.F.K. Fisher is best known for her splendid food memoirs - The Art of Eating, The Gastronomical Me, Two Towns in Provence, How to Cook a Wolf, Consider the Oyster... and more. They are all delightful ... Read full review

Review: Sister Age

User Review  - Ann Kennedy - Goodreads

Simply put...EXCELLENT. This was published in 1964, updated editions have appeared, but the basic writing is what captures me. I think MFK Fisher could have written 15 essays about trash collection & I would have loved that too. I recommend this read. Read full review


Moment of Wisdom
Answer in theAffirmative
The Weather Within
The Unswept Emptiness
Another Love Story
The Second TimeAround
The LostStrayed Stolen
The Oldest Man
A Question Answered
Diplomatic Retired
Mrs Teeters Tomato Jar
A Kitchen Allegory
A Delayed Meeting
Notes on aNecessary Pact

The Reunion

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information