Older & Wiser Reading List

Readings from Literature & Aging: An Anthology edited by Martin Kohn, Carol C. Donley, and Delese Wear are marked with a ∗. The book will be available at the Reference Desk three weeks prior to the first session. Please first register for series.

All other books will be available on the Book Club shelf in the Reference Room three weeks prior to the session discussing it. All books, except Literature & Aging are available for download except some are limited to Larchmont cardholders as indicated.

Copies of poems and articles will be distributed at the first session, but you can get a head start by clicking on the links below.

9/21/15 How do we connect?

  • “We Are Nighttime Travelers”  * by Ethan Canin, p. 96
  • “Now, Before the End I Think”  * poem by Edwin Honig, p. 89

10/5/15 How happy will we be?

10/19/15  Dueling Generations

  • “Porte Cochere” * by Peter Taylor, p. 184
  • “Everything that Rises Must Converge” * by Flannery O’Connor, p. 192
  • A Lady” poem by Amy Lowell

11/2/15 Truth-telling

11/16/15 Saying Goodbye

11/30/15 Saying Goodbye