Wed, Oct 30 | Grace Episcopal Church

Do Not Go Gentle. Go to Paris.: Travels of an Uncertain Woman of a Certain Age

Wednesday, October 30 at 6:30pm. Join us for an extra special Grace Book Group as we are joined by Gail Schilling, author of "Do Not Go Gentle. Go to Paris.: Travels of an Uncertain Woman of a Certain Age," so a discussion of her memoir and potluck supper!
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Do Not Go Gentle. Go to Paris.: Travels of an Uncertain Woman of a Certain Age

Time & Location

Oct 30, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Grace Episcopal Church, Grace Episcopal Church, Eastman Street, Concord, NH, USA

About the Event

Book Description:

Rattled by fears that she is losing her keys, her looks, her job, and her sweetheart, Gail, 62, rashly announces that she will go to Paris, a dream postponed for 40 years. So begins the journey through France of an optimistic, infinitely curious, 62-year-old woman, who seeks to ransom her self-confidence and learn how to age. Deftly weaving scenic description with sketches of feisty Frenchwomen and flashbacks of older women she has admired, Gail draws wisdom from people and places that have gracefully endured the passing years. By the time she reaches the Mediterranean village that once existed only on her calendar, she feels revitalized. Her refreshed self-concept takes a hit, however, when her beloved proves fickle and a train strike maroons her on the edge of the sea. By the end of her journey, Gail recognizes the joie de vivre beneath the wrinkles of bygone beauty in French women. Now she awakens to her own joy of living and finds that it has no expiration date.

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