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The Lydia Chronicles : In which a Sixty Something Widow Drives in to the Sunset Finds Romance and Adventure in Southern California and Discovers That Retirement is paradise in a Pink House [novel]

Read, Doris / This Book is SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by the Author Doris Read

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ISBN 10: 052524977X / ISBN 13: 9780525249771
Published by E P Dutton 1991 / STATED FIRST EDITION, Clean and Unmarked Text, 1991
Used Condition: Good Clean Cond. Soft cover

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Hardback : hard cover edition in good plus condition, a typical used book with slight wear to edges and spine. Some minor bumping or scuffs. Overall good / nice copy of this scarce title. Excellent reading on the subject. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand for yourself. Or would make an ideal gift for the fan / reader in your life. Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. Dust cover shows some soil. Inscribed to Suzanne. Size: Novel / Fiction / Enjoyable Reading. Bookseller Inventory # 5028073

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Title: The Lydia Chronicles : In which a Sixty ...

Publisher: E P Dutton 1991 / STATED FIRST EDITION, Clean and Unmarked Text

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: H: Stapled pamhlet/booklet

Illustrator: Dust Cover Illustrated

Book Condition: Good Clean Cond.

Dust Jacket Condition: Yes / Good Minus

Signed: SIGNED & INSCRIBED By Author

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A collection of interconnected short stories follows Lydia, a feisty, sixty-five-year-old widow, as she finds romance and adventure in the Southern California community of San Barcos

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Read's first book is a collection of linked stories that chronicle the adventures of Lydia, a widow in her early 60s, who relocates from Illinois to Los Barcos, Calif., "in search of a new life, or at least some high jinks."1 She seems to find what she wants, moving in with John Herman, aka Herm, in a "Living Together Arrangement" designed to let her keep her widow's pension. But the high jinks are somewhat wanting. Read captures the rhythms of the retirees' life with a prose that is fluid and accessible, but her stories, for the most part, lack a sense of adventure. In their limited universe, taking a walk or getting your ears pierced is a big deal--and nothing is more unpleasant than having a neighbor who plays Jimi Hendrix records too loudly or finding a shabby-looking house on an otherwise lovely block. As a result, despite the fact that Read obviously cares for her characters, the stories skim the surface of Lydia and Herm's daily routines rather than plunging into the depths of the couple's inner lives.
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