Sister Age (Google eBook)
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.
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Review: Sister AgeUser Review - Karen Tripson - Goodreads
Her prose is always a pleasure to read and re-read. The stories unfold slowly like a French film. France after WWII is the setting for many of the stories. I will read it again. Read full review
Review: Sister AgeUser Review - Leslie - Goodreads
Short stories and aging written at least 50 years ago. Thought provoking. Read full review
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