Place Called Canterbury : Tales of the New Old Age in America

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-30
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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Clendinen has written a deeply moving, often hilarious look at how the oldestAmericans are coping with the reality of living longer.

Author Biography

Dudley Clendinen was a journalist and editorial reporter for The New York Times. He is an author, lecturer, and widely anthologized essayist.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Canterbury and the New Old Agep. ix
Good-bye, Mother, Hellop. 1
The Importance of the Momentp. 24
A Place Unto Itselfp. 40
A Reason to Be Alivep. 61
The Cocktail Hourp. 78
Last Communionp. 89
The Dining Room Waltzp. 100
In Case of Firep. 114
Going Homep. 124
The Plumbing Problemp. 137
Meanwhile, Back in the Towerp. 152
Looking for a Manp. 168
Sex and Satisfactionp. 184
"Laugh, Even If Your Heart Is Breaking"p. 194
Sleeping with the Sweetsop. 219
When They Were Childrenp. 229
When They Were in Lovep. 244
Body Partsp. 258
War and Survivalp. 279
I Can't Find My Wifep. 293
The Best-Laid Plansp. 303
Miss Osamap. 326
He Wants Our Ashesp. 336
Epilogue: Hello, Mother, Good-byep. 345
Acknowledgmentsp. 367
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