Sister Age by M. F. K. Fisher

"Sister Age" is a collection of fifteen essays and stories that delve into the complexities of aging, death, and the passage of time. Through a blend of personal reflection, historical anecdotes, and fictional narratives, the author explores the various facets of growing older, from the wisdom and freedom it can bring to the inevitable losses and changes one must face. With a keen eye for detail and a rich prose style, the book offers a contemplative and often humorous look at the universal human experience of aging, encouraging readers to embrace the journey and the stories that come with the accumulation of years.

The 4510th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 108

Since this book was first published in 1983, there is a penalty of 14.4%. The age adjusted score is 92.45.

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