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Women Rowing North

Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age by Mary Pipher

Non-fiction suggested by Janet

From Amazon – Women growing older contend with ageism, misogyny, and loss. Yet as Mary Pipher shows, most older women are deeply happy and filled with gratitude for the gifts of life. Their struggles help them grow into the authentic, empathetic, and wise people they have always wanted to be. … Pipher offers a timely examination of the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age. Drawing on her own experience as daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, caregiver, clinical psychologist, and cultural anthropologist, she explores ways women can cultivate resilient responses to the challenges they face.”

One Amazon reviewer notes “… a more apt title would be “White Midwestern Well-Educated Upperish-Middle Class WOMEN ROWING NORTH.” Since that approximately describes our Book Group, it may be just right for us.