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Author: James A. Michener
ISBN: 0449223876
Language: English
Publisher: Fawcett (May 24, 1995)
Rating: 4.5
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Home James A. Michener Recessional. Recessional is a work of historical fiction. Apart from the well-known actual people, events, and locales that figure in the narrative, all names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.

Home James A. Any resemblance to current events or locales, or to living persons, is entirely coincidental.

This book is about the "recessional " of life and being able to live and die with dignity. Some of his novels are among the best literature written in English

This book is about the "recessional " of life and being able to live and die with dignity. Some of his novels are among the best literature written in English. Recessional is the worst novel of Michener that I have read, and I have read most everything that he has written. The characters are simply bloodless and one-dimensional. It does not even rate as a good story although he tries to handle important issue relating to medicine and aging.

James Albert Michener (/ˈmɪtʃənər/ or /ˈmɪtʃnər/; February 3, 1907 – October 16, 1997) was an American author.

Recessional is James Michener's last novel and it seems obvious that he was inspired by his own experiences while at a. .I was curious when I saw someone recommend a Michener book I had never heard of - Recessional.

Recessional is James Michener's last novel and it seems obvious that he was inspired by his own experiences while at a retirement facility in the Tampa area. I recommend this book for those middle-aged and above, especially to my father for the reason mentioned above. Looking forward to my next James Michener!. This book was SO different from all the epic novels like Alaska, Hawaii, Colorado, etc. Friends had joked when his books finally introduced people - often the first part was mountains, snakes and buffalo.

Michener is america's best writer. The Pittsburgh Press In his stunning new novel, bestselling novelist James A. Michener draws on his unparalleled gift for storytelling, his deep understanding of American society, and his own life experiences to illuminate the challenges of aging and the folly of youth in a Florida retirement home known as the Palms

James A. Michener re swore that they saw an a.

James A. Michener re swore that they saw an angel in flowing white garb fly into Room 312, make a considerable noise there and fly out again, going right through the far wall, where clearly there was no door or window. Had the two old people been able to communicate with each other to connive on such a yarn? No, from widely separated beds, each had seen the angel.

Michener James A. (EN). In this remarkable novel, Pulitzer Prizewinning author James A. Michener draws on his unparalleled gift for storytelling, his deep understanding of American society, and his own life experiences to illuminate the challenges of aging and the folly of youth. As the new director of a Florida retirement home known as the Palms, Andy Zorn suffers no shortage of loving support from his ';elders,' a group of five passionate, outspoken residents. Still, Andy's shortcomings tear him apart.

In this remarkable novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James A.

The challenges and rewards faced by older adults and their families is the subject at the heart of this provocative new novel. Set in a Florida retirement center called the Palms, the book follows a group of unforgettable residents over the course of a year as their humorous, triumphant narratives unfold.From the Hardcover edition.
Comments (7)
artman
A novel by one of my favorite authors. Not sure how I missed this book. 4 stars only because parts are dated, but the gist of the book makes me wonder if it had any part in the decisions he made in his own life. When I was working as a dialysis nurse, it was reported that James Michener, then in his 90's, was in renal failure and was receiving dialysis. I read that he did not want to continue his life in this manner so got his affairs in order, then stopped his dialysis, dying about 2 weeks later. I was so sad to know that I would never read another of his books. This book is about the "recessional " of life and being able to live and die with dignity. Recommended.
Mpapa
Surprisingly interesting story line. Nothing that I thought I would enjoy and yet I did. Michener has away of pulling you in in spite of yourself
Michener with a medical theme ... who would have thought it? . It's light reading considering the author but very enjoyable and as always, you could learn something from the experience.
I'm giving most Michener books four stars so if you're using that method as a guide you might want to consider my prejudices. He has written five star books in my opinion as well as some that should be a little lower. But then again it's up to the reader and that's a personal decision and I don't claim to be a book critic in any way shape or form. Recessional is just a good book.
Kefrannan
It has been a long time since I have read Michener. I can't recall why I stopped. In the description of this book I was intrigued by the subject matter, that of growing older and what it means to us and to others around us. There are lessons to be learned here. We are taught these lessons through vignettes told my a master story teller. Those "things," good and evil around us are explored and left to us to consider for ourselves. Give this book a try, it is well worth the time spent.
Voodoosida
Having forced myself to skim/read this book to the end I'm left wondering why he wrote this book . This was unlike any of his books I've read and enjoyed. I found this book boring and without an interesting storyline . A clear departure from his typical captivating books. I'd say that he might have been looking into the remaining years of his life and tried to depict what he could encounter. But that would be a storyline not found in the book.
Nikohn
Michener is a wonderful writer with an amazing command of the English language. Some of his novels are among the best literature written in English. Recessional is the worst novel of Michener that I have read, and I have read most everything that he has written. The characters are simply bloodless and one-dimensional. It does not even rate as a good story although he tries to handle important issue relating to medicine and aging. Not recommended as it diminishes him.
Goldendragon
Mr. Michener is such a great writer, and he does not disappoint me in Recessional. His leisurely pace of Recessional is wonderful as he creates meaningful and inspiring characters in their last stages of life at The Palms, an exclusive retirement complex near Tampa, Florida. If you think you wouldn't like such a place, you'd be wrong.
Doulkree
This is absolutely one of my very favorite books. Such rich characters. I could never read his other books, couldn't get past the bird with the seed or the plates that rub together in some of his other books but this one is great from beginning to end. I ordered copies for my mom and 4 sisters because I love it so much. I've read it 4 times and know I'll read it a few more times over the next few years. The characters are very rich and lovable
One of the best books I've read in a long time. The characters are very real with rich personalities and very human. This book is an excellent read for those considering retirement home living. It covers many subjects from love to death with dignity. From the tradegy of the devastation of AIDS to showing how the elderly are still very competitive and competent. Very well written as all Michener's books are.