"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."--Groucho Marx

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus by Joyce Magnin

Great Fun, Totally Enjoyable

Widow Harriet Beamer still living in the house where she spent her married life and raised her son, awaits that son’s arrival from California. Her son and his wife arrive to discover her on the floor after a fall from a ladder while putting up Christmas decorations. Harriet bets her daughter-in-law that the ankle is not broken and if it is Harriet will move to California if it is broken. After the broken ankle heals, Harriet decides to move to California, but to travel there by local public transportation as much as possible. Along the way, Harriet has many adventures, meets many new friends, and reaches some conclusions. 

I loved this book. Reading about Harriet’s adventures is just plain fun, and definitely reveals that elderly women have a great deal of life left to live. Harriet is a character that you want to pull out of the book to visit with, and make your new best friend.  I would recommend this book for women of all ages and men who want more insight into an elderly woman’s psyche. 

Just discovered this is to be a series......can't wait for more.

Received Galley from NetGalley.com

Published by Zondervan, May 1, 2012.

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