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Author Gubar, Susan, 1944- author.

Title Late-life love : a memoir / Susan Gubar.

Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2019]

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Gubar,S GUB    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    305.262 GUB    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    305.262 GUB    Available
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1 copy being processed for PAS Lamanda Park Branch On Order.
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 337 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "On Susan Gubar's seventieth birthday, she receives a beautiful ring from her husband, a gift that startles her into an appreciation of their luck. As she contemplates their sustaining relationship, Susan considers how older lovers differ from their youthful counterparts--and from ageist stereotypes. When her husband encounters age-related disabilities, Susan procrastinates over moving from their burdensome house in the country to a more manageable town apartment by searching out literature on the longevity of desire by authors from Ovid and Shakespeare to Toni Morrison and Marilynne Robinson. During subsequent months of care-giving, her own ongoing cancer treatments, and apartment-hunting, Susan studies the obstacles many older couples overcome and marvels at the passion that buoys her own relationship. A memoir proving that love and desire have no expiration date, Late-Life Love is a resounding retort to negative valuations of old age and a celebration of second chances"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-331).
Contents Thanksgiving -- A second chance -- Signs of decline -- Falling in love -- The trace -- Props -- Alterations -- Lovesickness -- What's love got to do with it? -- Late-life lechery -- Sunsets -- Cupidity -- Wrinkled in time -- Give and take -- Tequila mockingbird -- Wintering -- Silver threads among the gold -- Recounting the ways -- Enormous changes at the last minute -- Chrisnukkah -- Later.
Subject Gubar, Susan, 1944-
Older women -- United States -- Biography.
Love in old age.
Spouses.
Women college teachers -- United States -- Biography.
Love in literature.
ISBN 9780393609578 (hardcover)
039360957X (hardcover)

 
    
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