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February 10 @ 7:00 pm
In-Person: An Evening with Gray Love
Books & Books and World Happiness Fest presents…
AN EVENING WITH NAN BAUER-MAGLIN
in conversation with
Angela Page, Amy Rogers, Erica Manfred, and Susan O’Malley discussing
Gray Love: Stories About Dating and New Relationships After 60
(Rutgers Univ. Press, $24.95)
Friday, February 10th, 7:00 PM
LIVE & IN-PERSON at Books & Books, Coral Gables
Signing to follow the conversation
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Books & Books is honored to present an evening with Nan Bauer-Maglin to discuss Gray Love: Stories About Dating and New Relationships After 60 (Rutgers Univ. Press, $24.95), narrated stories about the most common themes – searching for and (perhaps) finding love.
***Please note: This event will take place at the Books & Books in Coral Gables at 265 Aragon Ave. This conversation is free and open to the public.
About the Book:
★”Stories are written from the perspective of 32 women and 13 men [and] contributors range in age from 59 to their 90s. This is not a how-to-date volume but one exploring different viewpoints for consideration…[C]ompanionship never wanes, even with age.” –Library Journal, starred review
Gray Love narrates stories about the most common themes – searching for and (perhaps) finding love. Forty-five men and women between ages 60 and 94 from diverse backgrounds talk about dating, starting or ending a relationship, embracing life alone or enjoying a partnered one. The longing for connection as old age encroaches is palpable here, with more and more senior singles searching online.
Those who find new partners explore issues that most relationships encounter at any age, as well as some that are unique to elder relationships. These include having had previous partners and a complicated and deep personal history; family and friends’ reactions to an older person’s dating; alternative models to marriage (such as sharing space or living apart); having more than one partner at the same time; one’s aging body, appearance, and sexuality; and the pressure of time and the specter of illness and death.
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About the Author:
NAN BAUER-MAGLIN is Professor Emerita at the City University of New York. She has published eight collections (six with coeditors) on topics such as step-families, retirement, feminism, death, dying and choice, and older parenting. Her latest book is Widows’ Words: Women Write on the Experience of Grief, The First Year, The Long Haul, and Everything In Between.
Additional contributors, who will be present: Angela Page, Amy Rogers, Erica Manfred and Susan O’Malley.