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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0394723856, Paperback)In these fifteen remarkable stories, M.F.K. Fisher, one of the most admired writers of our time, embraces age as St. Francis welcomed Brother Pain. With a saint to guide us, she writes in her Foreword, perhaps we can accept in a loving way "the inevitable visits of a possibly nagging harpy like Sister Age" But in the stories, it is the human strength in the unavoidable encounter with the end of life that Mrs. Fisher dramatizes so powerfully. Other themes -- the importance of witnessing death, the marvelous resilience of the old, the passing of vanity -- are all explored with insight, sympathy and, often, a sly wit.
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Moment of wisdom - Answer in the affirmative - The weather within - The unswept emptiness - Another love story - The second time around - The lost, strayed, stolen - The reunion - The oldest man - A question answered - Diplomatic, retired - Mrs Teeters' tomato jar - A kitchen allegory - A delayed meeting - Notes on a necessary pact.