Friday, March 01, 2013

Boomer Lit Friday: A Scene from "Each Angel Burns"

Boomer Lit Friday is a project by a Goodreads group to introduce readers to works of fiction of particular interest to Baby Boomers. These books feature characters in their fifties and sixties dealing with real life issues. Every Friday the Boomer Lit Friday Blog will list a selection of short, relevant excerpts for readers to enjoy.

The following excerpt is from my novel Each Angel Burns. In this scene, Gabe Hawking is talking to his older brother, Mike, about their mother and about falling in love again at his age:

Well,” Gabe opened the door of the truck and Zeke bounded in, “guess we’ll never know. I’m just trying to figure myself out and I think if I figure Mom out it’s a start.”

Mike reached out and grabbed his neck in a one-armed bear hug. “There’s nothing wrong with you. Other than being too big and thinking too much.”

Gabe hugged him back and then stepped up into the truck. “I’m fifty-three,” he said fitting the key into the ignition. “I just hope it’s not too late.”

It’s never too late, bro. To tell you the truth I think love’s kind of like skiing or ice skating—you have to stop thinking about all the reasons you can’t do it and just do it. If you wipe out....” he shrugged “ just get over it and do it again, you know?”

Gabe grinned. “Think you could needlepoint that on a pillow for me?”

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  1. Love is like skiing or ice-skating...Love that! Only a Boomer lit author could think of that one, takes experience, sensitivity and talent to come up with striking images!

    Yes, Boomer lit is a new genre that draws really talented authors...

  2. Gabe, it's never too late ;-)
    Nice snippet!

  3. Very nice job Kathleen. I enjoyed seeing genuine affection described so well. Needlepoint on a pillow - ha!

  4. Love the cover and the excerpt. Both nicely done!

  5. I love that this is an emerging genre.

  6. Thanks to all of you for visiting and for commenting!


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