About the Book
Eleanor Sawchuck wants to spend her last years in peace, enjoying life while she still can, perhaps even pursuing a December romance. So when her book club decides to tackle a memoir by a young woman who suffered horrible abuse as a child, Eleanor balks. Ultimately, however, everyone in the Last Chance Ladies' Book Club ends up reading it. Then the unthinkable happens. The alleged abuser, who is now an old man, moves into their complex. Eleanor’s world is transformed into one of suspicion, doubt, disgust, and guilt over her helplessness. When a child who regularly visits the nursing home goes missing, she knows she must do something. Written with Wesseler’s usual wry wisdom and wit, The Last Chance Ladies’ Book Club tells a compelling story that provides surprising insights into the vulnerability, frustrations, griefs and joys of old age.
About the Author
Marlis Wesseler lives in Regina where, besides writing fiction, she has worked in education and publishing. She has written four award-nominated books: Life Skills, Imitating Art, Elvis Unplugged, and South of the Border. An earlier version of The Last Chance Ladies’ Book Club won a John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Award.