Thursday, May 21, 2015

Eighty and Out by Kim Cano

Traumatized by visits to the nursing home to see their elderly aunt, Louise and her sister Jeannie made a youthful pact to not live past age eighty. Was it a silly childhood idea, or were they wise beyond their years? Most importantly, will they go through with it when the time comes?

Eighty and Out Editorial Review: “An emotionally-charged women’s fiction novel about the bond between sisters, friendship, and fate, Eighty and Out will have you deliberating your destiny.” ~ Bestselling author Deborah Brown

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About the Author
Kim Cano is the author of two women's fiction novels: A Widow Redefined, her debut novel and On The Inside, a novel about a middle-aged woman who is sentenced to 17 years in prison for committing a white collar crime.

Kim has also written two animal books: For Animal Lovers, a short story collection for kids ages 9 to 12. and for adults who are young at heart. Kim Cano lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and cat.

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This is one of those books you can not emotionally prepare for.
You know there will be life-hurtling obstacles, seeing as it is a memoir. Life gets messy across decades.
This story continues to tug at your emotions, positive as well as negative:  hope, love, fear.
It is the story of families, their struggles, losses and expansion.
The story of sisters who become best friends and best friends closer than sisters.
It is a tale of the times, segregation, integration, riots; a tumultuous time in this country's history. Dreams followed, unobtainable, delayed.
A love story that seems impossible or improbable at any other time in history but meant to be and just right for these people. Young love that stands the test of time.
Love that hurts as much as it nurtures. Secrets and lies.

Be prepared to experience extremes of joy and sorrow.
It is a highly emotional read. I compare the relationships to a Bette Lee Crosby novel. You feel drawn into the settings and relationships. It feels personal.
What drew me to want to read it was the era and the midwestern location.

I received a copy in exchange for my honest review.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.


  1. I do enjoy Kim's books they are always written so beautifully x

  2. Glad you enjoyed Eighty and Out. Thanks for the lovely review! :)

  3. It reminded me of my growing up years.


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