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Tales From Rhapsody Home
Probably the best book by a nonagenarian you are likely to read this year. Gould, a Down East Yankee and columnist for the Christian Science Monitor since 1942, offers a collection of short commentaries on life in an assisted living center. The book isn't simply a humorous indictment of the foibles and peculiarities of retirement home living (though there is plenty of that, from comments about food to the saga of the unopenable window and the staff refra...