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Ladies' Lunch

Audiobook
Fiction
Unabridged   2.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 10/17/2023

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Ladies' Lunch

And Other Stories

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696613651

Summary

Beloved New Yorker writer Lore Segal, at ninety-five years old, is a national treasure. Working at the height of her powers, in this story collection she turns her gimlet eye and compassionate humor on aging and life in the slow lane.

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"For almost six decades Segal has quietly produced some of the best fiction and essays in American literature . . ." —The New York Times

Beloved New Yorker writer Lore Segal, at ninety-five years old, is a national treasure. Working at the height of her powers, in this story collection she turns her gimlet eye and compassionate humor on aging and life in the slow lane.

From the master of the short short comes a collection of sixteen new stories featuring old friends who have loved and lunched together for over forty years. These erudite, sharp-minded nonagenarians offer startling insights into friendship, family and aging.

Can the group organize a visit to one of their number in her new, and detested, assisted living situation? Is this a fabulous party with old friends, or a funeral reception? And does who was sleeping with whom, way back when, still matter?

In story after story, Segal's voice is always hilarious and urbane, heartbreaking and profound, keen and utterly unsentimental, as she tackles aging's affronts.

Author Bio

In addition to the Pulitzer Prize finalist Shakespeare's Kitchen, Lore Segal is the author of the novels Half the Kingdom, Lucinella, Other People's Houses, and Her First American, and the collection The Journal I Did Not Keep. She lives and works in New York City.