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29: A Novel
by Adena Halpern

Published: 2010-06-15
Paperback : 288 pages
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What if you closed your eyes, blew out the candles, and your wish came true?

Ellie Jerome is a young-at-heart seventy-five-year-old who feels she has more in common with her twenty-nine-year-old granddaughter, Lucy, than her fifty-five-year-old daughter, Barbara. Ellie’s done everything ...
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Introduction

What if you closed your eyes, blew out the candles, and your wish came true?

Ellie Jerome is a young-at-heart seventy-five-year-old who feels she has more in common with her twenty-nine-year-old granddaughter, Lucy, than her fifty-five-year-old daughter, Barbara. Ellie’s done everything she can to stay young, and the last thing she wants is to celebrate another birthday. So when she finds herself confronted with a cake full of candles, Ellie wishes more than anything that she could be twenty-nine again, just for one day. But who expects a wish like that to come true?

 

29 is the story of three generations of women and how one magical day shakes up everything they know about each other. While Ellie finds that the life of a twenty-something is not as carefree as she expected, the sheer joy of being young again prompts her to consider living her life all over. Does she dare stay young for more than this day, even if it means leaving everyone she loves behind?

Fresh, funny, and delightful, 29 is an enchanting adventure about families, love, and the real lessons of youth.

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have everyone bring a photo of their grandmother and a story to share...
What is something you would like to introduce/experience with your grandmother if she was your age for a day?
by readingissexy (see profile) 04/16/11

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serve cake
by readingissexy (see profile) 04/16/11
Since the book references cakes a couple of times that would be a good food choice.

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  "fun and fanciful"by readingissexy (see profile) 04/16/11

Following along in the footsteps of the movie big and freaky Friday,this is another tale of a trip through time. I like the perspective in this one though as it really gets you thinking of your own relationship... (read more)

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