The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"Three women in their sixties go off to live in Greece for a year, only to have their children, grandchildren, and past lovers invade what was supposed to be a relaxing getaway"--
Since their children left home, Ruth, Dania, and Bess have grown used to living wonderfully free lives. Only now they're beset by children again--this time, their grandchildren. In order to escape, they decide to run away to Greece together for a year. At first, settled on a glorious island, barefoot and contented, they think they've rediscovered the wheel. But then things begin to go awry.
Publisher: New York :, Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2017
Edition: First edition
Description: x, 188 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780374286651
Branch Call Number: Free


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Oct 26, 2017

Greek isles and Aegean Sea lured me to the tales of “old bags”, and memoirs of life lived to the overripe - perspective of one (of three), who’s more sane and also a writer. Too many points (age, relationship, family, life’s elusiveness, joyful sacrifice...) hanging there, fail to weave into a worthwhile (multi purpose? nice try, not even single use) net. Lukewarm funny with light laughter, ends with blissful comfort.
To me, Bess stands out.

Oct 09, 2017

Unusual, but freedom seeking, women of a certain age provide a humorous perspective of life in the present reflected by family and exes from their the past. These 4 women who stay in Greece want no responsibilities of their past selves. They have opinions on men, children, and grand-kids. The story seemed somewhat incohesive as the characters did their thing. I did enjoy the wit that comes from a 60+ generation.

Oct 05, 2017

OY !!! 'arlequin pot boiler about 'orny/ornery/restless grannies who had to deal with lovers/ex-hubbies, children/grandchildren, etc.....even the Greek island setting is zzzzz?

Oct 04, 2017

Tries to be Shirley Valentine without success.

Sep 29, 2017

very hard to follow

Sep 04, 2017

I guess I was expecting a mature version of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants but the only connection between the two is the setting in Greece. I thought I’d have a lot in common with the three friends in their 70’s who come to Greece for an extended holiday, but I connected with none of them or their families.

jyaremchuk Aug 29, 2017

Wanted to be amused and entertained, but a group of "women of a certain age" complaining did not do it for me.

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