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What To Do When The Nest Becomes Empty


April 27, 2017

Have you ever thought about going to bed, pulling up the covers and just staying there? I mean really camp out there.

That is what Eva Beaver does in Sue Townsend’s novel, “The Woman Who went to Bed for a Year.” This funny and touching novel begins when Eva’s twins leave home. Eva climbs into bed and stays there.

After 25 years of seeing to the needs of others, especially the twins, she retreats from the world in order to relearn how to be in it. For 17 years she’s wanted to yell at the world, “Stop, I want to get off.” Finally, this is her chance.

It may be embarrassing...

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