As the page turns - booklist on ageing

Books can offer a real insight into how we think about ageing and ageism, and challenge our views and perceptions.

Leeds Libraries have compiled this booklist on ageing, with works ranging from 1848-2014. Everything on the list is in stock at Leeds Libraries, and is free to reserve.

Which books do you think can give us greater understanding of ageing? Let us know – [email protected]

Leeds Libraries list:

Being mortal (Atul Gawande, 2014)

The Catcher in the Rye (JD Salinger, 1951)

Dombey and son (Charles Dickens, 1848)

Ending up (Kingsley Amis, 1974)

Fried green tomatoes at the whistle-stop café (Fannie Flaggs, 1987)

High fidelity (Nick Hornby, 1995)

How it all began (Penelope Lively, 2011)

I remember nothing (Nora Ephron, 2010)

The joy luck club (Amy Tan, 1989)

Letter to my daughter (Maya Angelou, 2008)

The little old lady who broke all the rules (Catherina Ingelman-Sundberg, 2012)

A man called Ove (Fredrik Backman, 2012)

Noah’s compass (Anne Tyler, 2009)

Norwegian wood (Haruki Murakami, 1987)

Nothing to be frightened of (Julian Barnes, 2008)

The old man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway, 1952)

The picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde, 1890)

Rabbit at rest (John Updike, 1990)

Somewhere towards the end (Diana Athill, 2008)

Tenth of December (George Saunders, 2013)

These foolish things (Deborah Moggach, 2004)


Contributions from our readers:

100 years of solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1967)

The five people you meet in heaven (Mitch Albom, 2003)

The hundred year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared (Jonas Jonasson, 2009)


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