Women still have the primary responsibility of taking care of the family, but now family responsibility has extended to their parents as well as their children
Mount Pleasant, MI (PRWEB) September 05, 2012
When Joyce Henricks decided to pen her new novel, “Aged to Perfection” (published by iUniverse), she knew she wanted to take a unique approach.
“Women still have the primary responsibility of taking care of the family, but now family responsibility has extended to their parents as well as their children,” says Henricks. “I wanted to write about three generations of women and how their lives are affected by this three-generational family relationship.”
“Aged to Perfection” tells the story of recently widowed Hannah Lowenstein who leaves New York to live with her daughter in the Midwest, where she faces the problems of aging for herself and for a friend who is stuck in a woefully mismanaged and possibly corrupt nursing home.
“It deals with issues that many people face in a sometimes humorous, sometimes serious manner,” says Henricks of her genre-busting book. “It speaks to some of the issues facing women, and men, today: What will happen to them when they’re old and can’t take care of themselves? How can we help them continue to feel they’re still needed? How can we prepare young people with the values they will need when they leave home and start a life on their own? And how can we monitor more effectively what goes on in nursing homes and places where people may not have any advocates for their treatment?”
“Aged to Perfection” is available at major retail and online booksellers.
About the Author
Joyce Henricks was born and raised in New York. She lives in a small university town in Michigan where she taught philosophy and raised her children. Although officially retired, she teaches an occasional course, writes and continues to be an advocate for women’s causes.
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