Novels about coming of (old) age

In a June 2018 Christian Century, article, “Coming of old age in an aging world,” Shirley Showalter recommends three recent novels by older authors that focus on themes common in aging populations while also containing elements found in other contemporary genres: confession, a journey or quest, dreams and flashbacks to the past, sexual passion, ethical questions around time and money, and relationships to children and grandchildren.

The books are:

  • The Dark Flood Rises by Margaret Drabble
  • The Woman Next Door by Yewande Omotoso
  • Often I am Happy bu Jens Grondahl
Seven things People Forget To Do Before They Die
Older in the Trans World