They May Not Mean To, but They Do
A NovelBook - 2016
Joy Bergman is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would prefer. She won't take their advice, and she won't take an anti-depressant. Her marriage to their father, Aaron, has lasted through health and dementia, as well as some phenomenally lousy business decisions. The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws, and same-sex spouses. But families don't just grow, they grow old. When Aaron dies, Molly and Daniel have no shortage of solutions for their mother's loneliness and despair, but there is one challenge they did not count on: the reappearance of an ardent suitor from Joy's college days. They didn't count on Joy suddenly becoming as willful and rebellious as their own kids. The author explores the intrusion of old age into one loving but complicated family. It is a radiantly compassionate look at three generations, all coming of age together.
Publisher: New York :, Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: 290 pages ; 24 cm