Joan MacCracken on Her Book: The Winter House

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From the publisher’s website:

What does an older woman do when she finds herself alone in her later years? Will she live by herself for the rest of her life? Will she look for another husband or partner or move in with her children? The Winter House presents a creative alternative.

I ABSOLUTELY loved the book. What I particularly loved was the way the author constructed it, through conversation. I feel I know these women and was a part of their conversation. MacCracken hit so many issues that women talk about — issues that have affected us all, in one way or another. I found they touched me to the core.
– Leslie McIntyre Thomas, RLA, ASLA Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Winter House is a work of genius for our time. Four older women in a rural community in Maine come to believe that living alone through the winter is a waste of their most precious resources. This book explores the best idea yet for the future of our communities.
– Susan Barrett Merrill, Author of Zati The Art of Weaving a Life Brooksville, Maine

A heartwarming, carefully crafted novel about four women who prove that human relationships have the power of emotional renewal, and that successful aging should be a team sport. The story puts its arm around the reader and asks single women of every age, “Why the hell should we live alone when we could live with a houseful of great women? ….Should my wife survive me, I hope she finds just such a group of great friends with whom to share life, laughter, and the rent.
– Erik Steele, D.O. Columnist for the Bangor Daily News

 

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