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This charming novel stars Hattie McNair, an inveterate journal-keeper and eavesdropper extraordinaire. Hattie's humor and indomitable spirit make Out to Pasture an amusing and heartwarming look at the often-avoided topic of aging. Hattie lives in FairAcres Home, a retirement community in South Carolina. Over dinner one night, Hattie overhears a fellow resident planning her own funeral-- complete with a caterer so her daughter-in-law's potted meat pate doesn't make the funeral goers sorry they came! Hattie begins her journal the same evening to capture the whole absurd scene--and so begins the story of Hattie's experiences "out to pasture."
Hattie first appeared in Out to Pasture (But Not Over the Hill) as the unofficial "historian" of a small retirement community, FairAcres. Now Hattie's busier than ever keeping up with her cohorts' adventures. Romance is in the air, "on the inside," and new faces "on the outside" soon become a crucial part of the FairAcres family. Hattie's writing career takes an exciting turn, but she continues to record the FairAcres Follies. As different generations draw together, Hattie's insights are as humorous and as poignant as always.
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