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New Love & Widened Horizons Later in Life

Lana Asks Eve

I've replied to an advice request. Lana's tale and my reply are posted under the "About You' tab. Do you agree or think differently?
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NY Times Review

Some excerpts from the Times Book Review just out yesterday morning: "...frank and entertaining...readers of all ages may find comfort in knowing that their greatest loves might still be ahead of them." I've posted more, with a link, under the 'Reviews' tab.
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A Reader Shares Her Love Story

After twenty five years of marriage and three children, I was exchanged for a twenty year old – a very commonplace mishap. It hurt. I buried myself in my work, until my sixteen year-old son charged into my office one evening and said to me: “I don’t want to see you at your computer on Saturday nights. You must go out!”  Read More 
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Amazon

Many thanks to the people who took the time to write Customer Reviews on Amazon--it's always interesting to see what themes in the book provoke comment and how readers react. (Nothing yet on Barnes and Noble.) Also, I welcome comments on this web site--what aspects of the book did you like or not like? Take a look and comment on their comments! http://www.amazon.com/Love-Again-Wisdom-Unexpected-Romance/dp/0804176469
The first begins
"Eve Pell is not a stranger to me.  Read More 
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Reading at the Johann Fust Library Foundation, Boca Grande

Quick trip to Florida for a reading. The library here had posters made to advertise the reading, so when I walk around downtown I see my red jacketed self looking back at me.

The crowd in Florida contained a few couples who could well have been in my book--they got together late in life. They had some comments to make after my talk--including one woman who said their big question was whether her dog would be compatible with his dog. (Fortunately, the dogs get on very well and their owners do too.) Pat MacDonald was a big hit, telling how she got together with her Winnie 50 years after they stopped dating as teenagers.  Read More 
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Book Launch at Book Passage

Thrilling turnout last night--a staffer said about 350 people came! Book Passage rigged up a broadcast into their cafe to accommodate the overflow crowd and, as their large lot was filled to capacity, people also filled the neighboring DMV parking lot.
People were attentive and seemed appreciative. Three of the people profiled in the book spoke: two poets with romantic and sexy poems about each other and one woman with a touching anecdote about the way her then 90 year-old sweetheart asked her to "go steady." I read a passage about Tricia Elam's search and ultimate success in finding the "chandelier kiss" that she sought--and the passionate relationship that followed. The audience had interesting questions to ask, and a lively discussion ended the evening.  Read More 
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Sherrie Osborn & Poets Jack Hirschman & Aggie Falk with Me Tomorrow Night

I'm delighted to announce three guest appearances at the Jan. 27th book launch at Book Passage in Corte Madera: Sherrie Osborn along with poets Jack Hirschman and Aggie Falk, whose stories are featured in my book, will be there. Each will say a few words about their experience; Jack and Aggie may recite a short poem or two--I'm hoping that Aggie will read "80 Lines for Jack," written to celebrate his 80th birthday. Check QuickLinks to the right for details.  Read More 
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Maybe I have a future as a Granny Abby advice columnist

The other day, I received a call from a friend who knew I was working on this book. “Eve,” she said, “I hear that you know something about relationships between old people. I have a problem and maybe you can help.”

Read about it under the About You tab.
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Penelope Canan & Victor Hurlburt

I became friends with some of the couples whom I interviewed for the book and have kept up with events in their lives. Retired professor Penelope Canan, who was stricken a few months ago with a virulent form of leukemia, has received a stem cell donation from her sister and is bouncing back. Her husband of a few years, Victor Hurlburt, has been an amazing caretaker and support through her ordeal.  Read More 
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Ten Best Modern Love Columns Ever!

I was thrilled to learn that my essay about falling in love with my late husband Sam Hirabayashi was selected as one of the ten most read columns since Modern Love began in The New York Times Style section a decade ago. “The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap,” with its theme of new love in old age, developed into my new book, “Love, Again: The Wisdom of Unexpected Romance.” Here’s an excerpt:

“…OLD LOVE is different. In our 70s and 80s, we had been through enough of life’s ups and downs to know who we were, and we had learned to compromise. We knew something about death because we had seen loved ones die. The finish line was drawing closer. Why not have one last blossoming of the heart?"
My thanks to @danjonesnyt and to Modern Love readers. Read More 
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