Item description for Out to Pasture: But Not over the Hill by Effie Leland Wilder & Laurie Allen Klein...
Hattie McNair may be retired, but she certainly hasn't retired from life. In journals and letters to a friend, Hattie tells the stories of her fellow residents at a retirement home and of the immeasurable gifts and burdens of aging.
Citations And Professional Reviews Out to Pasture: But Not over the Hill by Effie Leland Wilder & Laurie Allen Klein has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Booklist - 03/15/1995 page 1310
Publishers Weekly - 03/13/1995 page 61
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Studio: Peachtree Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.27" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.82" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1995
Publisher Peachtree Publishers
ISBN 1561451010 ISBN13 9781561451012
Availability 0 units.
More About Effie Leland Wilder & Laurie Allen Klein
Wilder graduated from Converse College in 1930 and received the Distinguished Alumna Award in 1982.
Effie Leland Wilder currently resides in Summerville, in the state of South Carolina.
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I;ve read all Hatties books Jan 5, 2008
I retired from working at a nursing home. I happened across Mrs. Wilders books while working there. I only wish I had these books before my mother passed. She didn't like living alone but wanted to be in her own home. I know she would have liked living at The Home had she not been bombarded by others about the horrible things (they imagined)that went on there (Two of these people eventually lived in a home) and probably would have lived longer than her 80 yrs. She quit taking her meds. unbeknowst to me and died of a massive heart attack. Reading about the shennigans, shall I say, that went on at Fair Acres was similiar to a day in my 'home.' The residents/folk become family and interacted as such. They took care of each other. And we staff felt like family to them and they to us. We staff/residents were the only 'family' some had. Despite the illnesses some had there was a lot of fun too. I tried to get in touch with Mrs. Wilder but alas, unable to do as I wanted to thank her for writing those books. I was saddened to learn this year of her death.
A joy to read. May 6, 2002
Cute, funny, poignant, sad, etc.--all the adjectives you would expect to describe a book like this. Effie Wilder takes us on a tour of the retirement home and introduces us to her friends and acquaintences. Being able to take people's stories and use them to make people smile is what makes books such as this so endearing and special to read.
Loved this book! Apr 1, 2002
Baby boomers should read what's in store for us when we, too go to "prison" in an old folks home. Hopefully, we'll have a neighbor there just like Hattie. Written with humor and insight, it rang all too true to the characters I met while visiting my mother when she was an "inmate." Lot of truth to it. Wilder's also an inspiration to fledgling authors who say they're too old to write that book they've put away time and again. Not so. Go Effie go!
I loved this book! Aug 26, 2001
I am no where near "Out To Pasture" but I found this novel to be delightful. This book has the oddest group of senior citizens you will ever run across. Filled with both serious and light situations this book will make you cry and then laugh. Effie Wilder teaches us that just because you are older your life is still full and the possibilities are endless. Way to go Effie!!
Great book about a forgotten generation Jul 18, 2000
Mrs. Wilder has given all generations a delightful and easy to swallow book about aging. The main character, Hattie, is into everyone's business, but in a kindhearted way. Through her eyes the reader can see much of the pain and joy of being older. Leaving your home and moving into a retirement home is never an easy choice, but I think Hattie shows us that if done with grace, it can work out to be a fairly good life. The book is a joy to read, offers lots of laughs, a few tears, and some good hard lessons about life. I look forward to sharing this book with my "adopted" eighty-four-year-old grandmother.