Driving Miss Daisy
By Aldred Uhry
DB 32927, DVD 502, Available as a BARD download
Boolie, a middle-aged Jewish businessman, hires a chauffeur for his elderly mother, Daisy. Not only is having a driver against her wishes, but Daisy is none too happy about having to rely on a black man. Hoke is a patient man, warm, independent, and devoted, and over the years he becomes Miss Daisy's best friend. Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 1986.
Driving Miss Daisy
By Eric Velasquez
The author describes Christmas at his grandmother's apartment in Spanish Harlem the year she introduced him to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Diego Velazquez's portrait of Juan de Pareja, which has had a profound and lasting effect on him. 2010.
I’m Too Young to Be Seventy: And Other Delusions
By Poppy Smith
DB 62480, Available as a BARD Download
Judith Viorst writes poems about the joys and dilemmas of being seventy years old but forever young at heart. Sequel to Suddenly Sixty and Other Shocks of Later Life (DB 62188). 2005.
By Libby Page
DB 91962, LT 24271, Available as BARD download
Anxiety-ridden cub reporter Kate covers small stories for a paper in Brixton, London. She meets eighty-six-year-old Rosemary during an interview about the closing of the local lido--a swimming pool and rec center. The more she learns about the history of the lido, the more Kate wants to save it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.
News of the World
By Paulette Jiles
DB 86668, BR 21741, LT 21371, Available as a BARD Download
1870. Captain Kidd rides across Texas delivering the news of the day. He is asked to take ten-year-old Johanna Leonberger, recently rescued from a Kiowa tribe, to her family near San Antonio. The captain must deal with Johanna's inability to re-acclimate to white culture. Some violence and some strong language. 2016.
No! I Don’t Want to Join A Book Club: Diary Of A Sixtieth Year
By Virginia Ironside
DB 64645, BRC 1373, Available as a BARD download
Unlike many of her peers, fifty-nine-year-old Londoner Marie Sharp has no desire to travel, get plastic surgery, or continue her education. Marie looks forward to doing "old things." She keeps busy with a possible love interest, becoming a grandmother, and the onset of cataracts, arthritis, and bunions. Some strong language. 2006.
The Old Man and the Sea
By Ernest Hemingway
DB 10309, BR 10599, Available as a BARD Download
Classic tale of the old Cuban fisherman Santiago and his days-long struggle with a magnificent marlin on open water in a frail skiff. Pulitzer Prize. 1952.
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
By Allan Gurganus
DB 30984, Available as a BARD Download
Lucy Marsden was born in 1885 and married at fifteen to Captain Marsden, thirty-six years her senior. Now ninety-nine and living in a charity rest-home, she chatters volubly and with blunt humor about her nine children, her husband's memories of the Civil War and his bitterness at the loss of his best friend, sharecroppers, and Lincoln and Lee. Bestseller. 1989.
The One-in-a-Million Boy
By Monica Wood
DB 87020, LT 20670, Available as a BARD download
When his eleven-year-old son dies, Quinn Porter's ex-wife ropes him into assisting 104-year-old Ona Vitkus to complete the Boy Scout badge their son had been working on. As he gets to know Ona, Quinn also comes to better understand the son he barely spent time with. Some strong language. 2016.