Breaking Out of Bedlam

Breaking Out of Bedlam

Book - 2010
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Cora Sledge is horrified when her children, who doubt her ability to take care of herself, plot to remove her from her home. So what if her house is a shambles? Who cares when she last changed her clothes? If an eighty-two-year-old widow wants to live on junk food, pills, and cigarettes, hasn't she earned the right? When her kids force her into The Palisades an assisted living facility, Cora takes to her bed, planning to die as soon as possible. But life isn't finished with her yet, not by a long shot.
Publisher: New York : Shaye Areheart Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780307460769
Branch Call Number: LARSON
Characteristics: 311 p. ; 25 cm


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Jul 01, 2018

Humor touched with sadness. It wasn't one that I couldn't put down but interesting themes.

Nov 08, 2010

This was a good, quick read. A little different in that the heroine of the book is an 82 year old woman who has been kidnapped and placed in an old folks home by her children. Her first response is to sink into self pity, which she has done most of her life. But with the encouragement of a lovely gentleman (and other positive men in her life) she starts to pick herself up and get ready to 'break out of bedlam'. There are always lessons to be learned at any age. A good read.

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