Gubar's "Late-Life Love" (19128)

Sunday, December 1, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

$50.00 (10% off for members)

Romance in later life delivers a multitude of joys as well as complications. It may not be as glamorous or comedic as portrayed in the TV hit Grace and Frankie, or as tormented as the complex marriage in the film The Wife. But in feminist critic Susan Gubar’s most recent book, joy reigns supreme, despite the vicissitudes of personally navigating health, adult daughters grandchildren, and a vibrant community of friendships, one of which has gone astray. Intimate reflections merge with numerous detailed analogies to literature, all juxtaposed against Susan’s own deeply felt experiences with loving later in life. A survivor of ovarian cancer, Susan struggles not only with her own health issues (detailed in her first memoir Memoir of a Debulked Woman), but also the declining health of her beloved partner, fellow academic, and husband, Don. It’s a second marriage for both, but deeply binding as they share a long history of friendship, laughter, and mutual admiration. Sunday, December 1, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Alyce Miller is the award-winning writer of four books of fiction and one book of nonfiction, and more than 250 personal essays, short stories, poems, articles, book chapters and reviews. She is professor emerita from Indiana University-Bloomington where she taught for 21 years in the graduate creative writing program and English department, winning several teaching awards. She is also an attorney with strong interests in social justice and animal law.

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SKU: 9787000006829
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Late-Life Love: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393609578
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 13th, 2018