Rest Home Runaways

Rest Home Runaways Baby boomer Morgan Ronzio s troubled marriage is the least of her worries when she gets the call that her addled eighty six year old half blind dad Mac has stolen a car and escaped the rest home B

  • Title: Rest Home Runaways
  • Author: Clifford Henderson
  • ISBN: 9781626391697
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Paperback
  • Baby boomer Morgan Ronzio s troubled marriage is the least of her worries when she gets the call that her addled, eighty six year old, half blind dad, Mac, has stolen a car and escaped the rest home.Before she can alert her uber capable wife, Treat, a trio of lady octogenarians appropriates the rest home van to rescue Mac, embarking on an adventure that makes national newsBaby boomer Morgan Ronzio s troubled marriage is the least of her worries when she gets the call that her addled, eighty six year old, half blind dad, Mac, has stolen a car and escaped the rest home.Before she can alert her uber capable wife, Treat, a trio of lady octogenarians appropriates the rest home van to rescue Mac, embarking on an adventure that makes national news But Morgan knows something they don t Mac is taking orders from her mom s ghost, trying to make good on a promise he made years ago Worried sick, Morgan sets out on the 126 mile drive from Fresno to Santa Cruz, praying she finds Mac before he hurts himself or worse The chase is on, but the mission becomes one of than miles Morgan must also undertake a journey of the heart.

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    1. Do you remember Ulysses's journey toward his small island, Ithaca? Rest Home Runaways is basically divided into three Ithacas: Mac, a gentle and loving octogenarian, by reaching what appears to be the end of his life, runs away (literally) towards the sea to fulfill a promise made to his dead wife. With whom he still have conversations with. And believe me, those were the best dialogues of the whole book, in my opinion. Cora, Nell and Sonia, another three octogenarians, also run away, at first t [...]

    2. You could say that there were three main stories here, three plotlines to follow – all three of which have their own lead POV. Two of the three are awesome brilliant great stories. The third was kind of . . . okay-ish.Plotline One: Mac Ronzio and his wife live in his daughter (and daughter-in-law’s) house. Mac’s in his 80s (I believe, or maybe that’s just Cora who is in her 80s and I ‘assumed’ stuff I shouldn’t have), has vision trouble (can only see out of the side of his eyes), a [...]

    3. Rest Home Runaways was a pleasure to read. Penny's review is excellent and I can't really add much to her sentiments. I loved the pacing of this book. The story moves back and forth following the three groups of travellers and the reader gets to join in on their journeys. The storyline following Mac and Effie is handled well and adds the right amount of bittersweet to offset the over the top humour that rolls through the novel as a whole and the three Graces thread in particular. Not every reade [...]

    4. Thanks for writing this, Clifford! I needed it. I love seeing older people as real well-rounded deep thinking people instead of as wrinkly children. Fun read.

    5. I won this book (to my surprise; hadn’t realized I’d entered a raffle) from Bold Strokes. I probably shouldn’t review it, now that I’m about to become an author myself. I don’t want there to be any perception of a quid pro quo. I was not asked to review this. I just figured since Clifford won’t get a royalty from me, she should at least get a review. Trust me, if I hadn’t liked this, I’d have stayed quiet. (And, dang, I hate when reviews spoil surprises! So I shall try not to. Be [...]

    6. 86 year old and half blind Mac escapes from a rest home away-day and steals a car to fulfill a promise – driven on by his wife’s ghost. 3 octogenarian ladies rush to his rescue in the care-home mini-van and gain national TV coverage as the Runaway Grannies.Meanwhile his lesbian daughter, Morgan, is having a crisis because her Alpha wife is obviously having an affair with a younger woman who is, almost certainly, not having hot flushes and suffering middle aged-spread. When the call comes tha [...]

    7. I really enjoyed reading this book! I'm not much a fan of open endings, though. This book certainly has that. You live through the adventures of 3 groups of people, but nothing really gets resolved. The journey was awesome, but when the book ended, I knew as much about the ending as I knew half way through the book. I want to know more! Maybe a sequel?

    8. A Wonderful readA love story about aging, friendships and forgiveness. I could not put this book down. The characters in it will stay with me for a long time. Clifford Henderson has outdone herself with this one.

    9. As you might predict from the title, Rest Home Runaways contains plenty of humor and action. It also pulls on the heart-strings as it examines the relationship between elders and their younger family members through memories and interactions. Although middle-aged children make decisions for their parents, they also judge their parents’ experience through their own eyes. They cannot, at least in this book, truly understand where their parent is coming from; they simply don’t have enough life [...]

    10. I am floored by how emotional I got reading this book. I don't know if you can call it a theme, per se, because I think it may be an authorial character trait, but each of the narrators cared deeply about the people around them while not fully communicating that caring. I loved all three of the point of view characters, but I know that they're not the dream wife, father, friend, daughter, husband, mother, etc that they'd like to be or that we'd all like to have. Mac is awesome, and you're forced [...]

    11. OUTSTANDING! I've enjoyed all of Ms Henderson's books, but this one absolutely blew me away. Alternately funny and touching, the story held my interest throughout. The characters are believable and very interesting. For those of us at an age where we are having to become the caretakers of our parents, this is an engaging look from the perspective of some of those parents. Yes one of the main characters is a lesbian, but it is just one facet of her life. This is a story about some elderly folks w [...]

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