Recessional by James Michener

Reviewed by Joan Badie 

Recessional by James Michener is a fascinating weave of seniors’ lives in The Palms, an assisted living, retirement apartment complex.  It also features a doctor’s story of dreams and disillusionment with the legal system and his subsequent romance with a double amputee.  Michener does his work well, as usual. 

The book is most enjoyable, yet leaves one with a tinge of sadness as “Recessional” does deal with the inevitable recessional of us all in our later years. 

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