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I hope your book club is going well. I will be reading at a Nursing & Rehab center every other Sunday for perhaps half hour to an hour depending on the attention span and interest of the group and would like book recommendations on short stories to read to the nursing center residents. I think stories that are short, easy to follow and interesting would be a good fit.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions ?

 

Please let me know.

 

Thank you! 

 

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This is not short stories but since it is in letter form, it might work. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is such a wonderful book. Have you read that?  What about some of Sherlock Holmes mystery stories? A lot of them are not that long.

 

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Patty_Champion wrote:
" I'm trying to get that started back up but I can't decide if an evening or Saturday would work better. Any thoughts?
Patty

They have something like that at our local library and they have it late moring or early afternoon. Many seniors prefer to do things like that in the day vs. the evening, although there are more seniors working partime these days so evening could be good also. Maybe you could put a vote out there and see which times they prefer.
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Patty_Champion wrote:
We have recently started a Senior (citizen) book club here in our small town library. Can anyone recommend some good books? I'm trying to stear the Senior ladies away from romances - they're game for just about anything (so far we've read a great biography about Martha Washington and an older John Jakes novel).
I'd like to get newer titles but since we have to order 7 or eight copies I prefer to get them in paperback.
Any ideas that can be sent my way would be GREATLY appreciated !

 

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Patty, Some of my favorite authors have books with short stories in them that are fictional and lively. Any bookstore or library should be able to find them. They are by Rosamund Pitcher and Maeve Binchy. These stories are about the older generation of men and women and probably hold interest for seniors . I am a senior now and enjoy to reread some and when I was in my forties I loved them also.
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Art of the Tale is a great anthology of short stories that you could use for a long time and it is probably available in the library. Good luck and thank you for being kind to the residents of the nursing home. They are too often forgotten and treated like children who are brainless.

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randomchoices wrote:

 

I hope your book club is going well. I will be reading at a Nursing & Rehab center every other Sunday for perhaps half hour to an hour depending on the attention span and interest of the group and would like book recommendations on short stories to read to the nursing center residents. I think stories that are short, easy to follow and interesting would be a good fit.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions ?

 

Please let me know.

 

Thank you! 

 


 

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I've heard lots of older people talk about the book Water For Elephants!
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momgee wrote:

This is not short stories but since it is in letter form, it might work. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is such a wonderful book. Have you read that?  What about some of Sherlock Holmes mystery stories? A lot of them are not that long.

 

Kaye


On the third Monday of the month we share the books we've read on our own & last month I talked about "The Guernsey literary & potato peel pie society." It has become my 2nd favorite book of all time ("Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon is 1st). The ladies were very interested & as soon as it comes out in paperback I think I'll get copies for the book club to read. If you haven't tried the audio version I actually like it more!

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Patty_Champion wrote:

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was one of my favorites of the year, as well. You might also want to try Astrid and Veronika. It is right up there with The Guernsey. It is a quick and wonderful read already in paperback.

twj


momgee wrote:

This is not short stories but since it is in letter form, it might work. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is such a wonderful book. Have you read that?  What about some of Sherlock Holmes mystery stories? A lot of them are not that long.

 

Kaye


On the third Monday of the month we share the books we've read on our own & last month I talked about "The Guernsey literary & potato peel pie society." It has become my 2nd favorite book of all time ("Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon is 1st). The ladies were very interested & as soon as it comes out in paperback I think I'll get copies for the book club to read. If you haven't tried the audio version I actually like it more!