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Ladies' Lunch Lore Segal

Ladies' Lunch By Lore Segal

Ladies' Lunch by Lore Segal

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Condition - Very Good
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Five old friends meet to muse on life after ninety. Join their table

Ladies' Lunch Summary

Ladies' Lunch by Lore Segal

Five close friends in their 90s meet - as they have for decades - for their monthly 'ladies lunch', to puzzle, and laugh at, the enigmas and affronts of ageing. When one of their number is placed unhappily in a home the others conspire to spring her. Lore Segal's witty, yet poignant, short story, Ladies' Lunch, appeared in the New Yorker in 2017, when she herself turned ninety. It was followed by four New Yorker sequels. For this sparkling collection, Segal returns to her group of erudite, sharp-minded nonagenarians in Upper Manhattan offering startling insights into friendship and mortality. In the book's Other Stories, Segal includes tales from her acclaimed and prizewinning oeuvre to illuminate the hinterland of her characters - one of whom, like her, was a Kindertransport refugee. Beautifully crafted and profound, these stories distil the spirit of one of America's great authors to show us what a long life might bring.

Ladies' Lunch Reviews

Lore Segal has the sharp analytic eye of a born writer * The New York Times Book Review *
Segal has the dazzling ability to merge the mundane details of life with the arc of human emotions * The Washington Post *
I always feel in her work such a sense of toughness and humor.... Her writing is sad and funny, and that makes it more of both -- Jennifer Egan
If America had anything resembling a wise elder, or cared to, it would be Lore Segal -- Shalom Auslander

About Lore Segal

Lore Segal (b. Vienna 1928) is a renowned American author. She won an American Academy Award (for Her First American), the O. Henry Award and was nominated for a Pulitzer. She remains a regular contributor to the New Yorker. Her novel Other People's Houses (1964) was published by Sort of Books in 2018.

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Ladies' Lunch by Lore Segal
Used - Very Good
Sort of Books
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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