Traumatized by visits to the nursing home to see their elderly aunt, Louise and her sister Jeannie made a youthful pact to not live past age eighty. Was it a silly childhood idea, or were they wise beyond their years? Most importantly, will they go through with it when the time comes?
Eighty and Out Editorial Review:
“An emotionally-charged women’s fiction novel about the bond between sisters, friendship, and fate, Eighty and Out will have you deliberating your destiny.” ~ Bestselling author Deborah Brown
This is a love story … yes, romantic love, but also love between sisters, love between parents and children, and love between friends.
Lou and Jeannie were sisters growing up in Chicago during the 60’s. Their family regularly visited an elderly aunt in a nursing home. They loved their aunt, but like most young people, they didn’t like going there. Seeing the sick & elderly residents freaked them out … so they made a secret pact – they wouldn’t let each other suffer in old age – hence, eighty & out.
The story follows Lou’s life from high school through adulthood and into old age. She has many ups & downs, happiness and sorrows. We live vicariously through her experiences … we read of times before “political correctness”, of racism and civil rights, of the Viet Nam War, of sexism, of computers and Y2K.
Kim Cano does a wonderful job introducing her characters and making her reader feel connected to them. Right from the first chapter, I cared for these people like they were my friends. This author is quickly becoming one of my favorites.
I loved this book … 2 thumbs up and 5 stars 🙂
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About the Author
Kim Cano is the author of two women’s fiction novels: A Widow Redefined, her debut novel and On The Inside, a novel about a middle-aged woman who is sentenced to 17 years in prison for committing a white collar crime.
Kim has also written two animal books: For Animal Lovers, a short story collection for kids ages 9 to 12. and for adults who are young at heart.
Kim Cano lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and cat.
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