Clara At sixty

Clara is the fictionalized sequel to A Reluctant Life,  a coming of "aging" story. Clara has reached her sixth decade, feeling marginalized and invisible. After the death of her husband, her search for love assigns her to only further sadness.

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A reluctant Life

This is not a mawkish uplift. The insights are striking and the prose is accessible, luminous and stark. Though the book is dedicated to the husband she lost, the author might have written it for  all loving wives who've had to travel the same path, through the mapless maze of grief and finally into recovery. Anyone who has gone or is going through a similar experience will not merely read, but recognize this book.

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