Coming into the End Zone

Coming into the End Zone

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A New York Times Notable Book: One womana€™s search for the value of a long life With the advent of her seventieth birthday, many changes have beset Doris Grumbach: the rapidly accelerating speed of the world around her, the premature deaths of her younger friends, her own increasing infirmities, and her move from cosmopolitan Washington, DC, to the calm of the Maine coast. Coming into the End Zone is an account of everything Grumbach observes over the course of a year. Astute observations and vivid memories of quotidian events pepper her story, which surprises even her with its fullness and vigor. Coming into the End Zone captures the days of a woman entering a new stage of life with humanity and abiding hope.At the same timewe learn that the roof on the Maine house is about forty years old and has been therapeutically patched many times. Will the owners consider takingsix thousand dollars, the estimated cost of replacing the roof, from the purchase price? They will not. But noneof this financial drain changes my desire to sell the house here, and beginto live in Sargentville. If I once insisted that it was too late for me to lead a totally new life, I may have been right, but I would like to try toanbsp;...

Title:Coming into the End Zone
Author: Doris Grumbach
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2014-12-02

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