No, not sex. I'm not looking at it that way. I think I've lost any sexual impulse a long time ago. I'm talking about getting through the night. And lying warm in bed, companionably. Lying down in bed together and you staying the night. The nights are the worst. Don't you think?
Yes, I think so.
This lovely, hopeful novel begins with an unconventional proposition. Addie, a widow, asks Louis, a widower, if he'll sleep with her. Louis agrees, and a deeply rewarding relationship ensues. People talk; the elderly couple doesn't care. But when Addie's adult son threatens to take Addie's grandson out of her life if she doesn't end her arrangement with Louis, things change. Our Souls at Night will resonate warmly with anyone who's ever fought loneliness. (CH)
This title is part of our 2017 Bluestocking Book a Month package.