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Relatable Books That Feature Characters Over 50

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16. 'Emily, Alone'
The sequel to Wish You Were Here, we revisit Emily Maxwell once again, who is a widow living alone in her Pittsburgh neighborhood, with her kids and grandkids living far away. Things get even more lonesome when her sister-in-law - who was her sole companion -faints one day at breakfast, leaving Emily even more alone than she was before. But to Emily's surprise, she finds that it's not as bad as she thought. Full of new-found independence, she discovers that life doesn't have to be as dull as it was.