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Book Title: There Was an Old Woman|
The author of the book: Hallie Ephron
Edition: Premier Mystery Series
The size of the: 4.62 MB
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Reader ratings: 4.9
Date of issue: July 1st 2013
ISBN 13: 9781611738223
Format files: PDF
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If I can't be Grandma Mazur when I grow up, then I'd like to be Mina Yetner. People like to describe women of Mina's age (she's 91) as "spunky" or "feisty". To me those are condescending terms saved for an elderly woman who isn't necessarily as compliant as the rest of the world thinks old people should be. I pictured Mina in a purple dress and a red hat. She's got a lifetime full of experience yet doesn't rely on the past to define her present. If I knew someone like her, I'd be visiting her often and taking her with me on as many outings as she could manage. In my opinion Ms Ephron hit a homerun not only with Mina but with this whole book. She took on some rather heavy issues: dealing with an alcoholic, sister rivalry, how the elderly should live, scams, understanding relationships... And she packaged all of this in a novel of suspense. For me, the characters were well defined; so much so that I wish she'd bring them back in a sequel. The topic of reconstructing the special places or events of the past is fascinating. Seen through the eyes of a person old enough to have experienced what seems to be lost forever is precious. What I took from this book was a better understanding of the elderly, how easy it can be to believe what you think you see rather than what really is, and how caring for one another knows no age boundaries. All of this in a little suspenseful novel. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes to read.
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Read information about the authorHallie Ephron (http://hallieephron.com) is the author of suspense novels. Her last three have all been Mary Higgins Clark Award finalists.
Her newest, There Was an Old Woman is set in the Bronx. In it, a young woman and a very old woman connect across generations in spite of, or perhaps because, they are not related. Tess Gerritsen on TWAOL: “Superb suspense and unforgettable characters!” Washington Post book reviewer Maureen Corrigan says, "For readers who love Gotham and abhor gore, TWAOW is the perfect THRILLER LITE!" Take a sneak peek at the first two chapters. http://www.scribd.com/doc/110806557/T..."
Hallie's Never Tell a Lie was made into the Lifetime Movie Network filmAnd Baby Will Fall. It, and Come and Find Me, were finalists for the Mary Higgins Clark Award.
A book lover, she also wrote The Bibliophile's Devotional and 1001 Books for Every Mood and reviews crime fiction for the Boston Globe.
Her Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock 'Em Dead with Style was nominated for Edgar and Anthony awards. She teaches writing at writing conferences.
Hallie lives near Boston with her husband and has two fabulous daughters. She is the third of four writing Ephron sisters and grew up in Southern California.
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