On 22 September 1960, six girls gather behind the school toilets to read Peyton Place: Caroline the leader, Heather the caregiver, Kathy the actress, Raeleen the explorer, Greer the mystic and Margie the rebel. Like the historical heroines whose stories are repeatedly held up to them as models, these girls confront in their various ways the uncertainty and fears of adolescence. On 22 September 1995 we meet them again, confronting the issues of middle age.
This delightful book does not set out to minimize the inconvenience of being old, but to show that growing old brings its own pleasures, particularly the confidence of wisdom and the satisfaction of living and enjoying the moment. It is warm, funny, and life-affirming.