Another Country

Another Country

Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders

Book - 2000 | 1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed.
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An exploration into the period of transition that marks the beginnings of old age offers a compassionate view of ways to build communication between generations.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2000, c1999.
Edition: 1st Riverhead trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781573227841
1573227846
Branch Call Number: 305.26 PIPHER
Characteristics: xxii, 328 p. ; 24 cm.

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Feb 10, 2015

This book has a lot of stories; some of them seem to make a good point, some of them make you wonder what the point of the story was and where is the author trying to go.
The book was written in the late 90s, and I felt that that limits it's usefulness. I'm younger than the intended audience was back when it was first written, and the intended audience are now old enough to count as "old". That said, some of it is still useful as some of the seniors who were the original subjects of the book are sometimes still alive.

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imaginethat
Mar 10, 2011

A friend recommended this book to me when my 80+ year-old father's health was in decline and I was torn between living my own life and wanting to drop everything and care for him.

Mary Pipher, a distinguished counseling psychologist, treats the subject of aging parents so tenderly and insightfully that I drew tremendous comfort from reading the book. She helped me understand the minddset of a different generation and cope more constructively with challenges my father and brothers and I faced in meeting his needs. Highly recommended.

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