They May Not Mean To, but They Do

They May Not Mean To, but They Do

Book - 2016
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"A novel about aging, family, loneliness, and love from one of America's greatest comic novelists"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780374280130
Characteristics: 290 pages


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Jul 19, 2016

Interesting exploration on intergenerational family togetherness - for a rare occasion, from the point of view of the oldest generation. We have so many stories from the young person's or the sandwich generation's point of view, but instances of grief and loss of autonomy are discussed in first person by the woman going through the process. Lots of humour throughout. Cover doesn't match the theme of the book at all - it's the middle-age grown up children who mean well, but still create messes, not the youngest children in this story.

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