Retirement for Beginners by Carma Lou Rich-Saathoff
baby boomers edge the threshold into a new era, many are forced
to re-evaluate their life as their careers taper off and kids leave
the house. Carma Lou Rich-Saathoff has written Retirement for Beginners
as a guide on how to cope with lifeís changes. Speaking in a casual
tone, almost like an old friend, Rich-Saathoff touches on hobbies,
health, dating, cosmetic surgery and even sex. Her tone is certainly
not crass, but the author does address subjects that other books
shy away from. Where many think retirement means the closing of
an era, this author urges 60+ year olds to see retirement as an
opportunity for change and growth.
Hot Kid by Elmoe Leonard
Leonardís 40th novel brings us into the 1930s era, complete with
gangsters and guns. Federal Marshal Carl Webster is The Hot Kid,
a guy who works with tenacity to restore order by putting the crooks
behind bars. After he encounters a gangster as a youth, Carl vows
to take revenge and eventually guns down the villain. This earns
him respectable status in the community, and a host of followers
begin to read his success stories in the True Detective magazine.
Although Leonardís primary subject matter is serious, he never fails
at inserting hints of comic-book humor into the mix. Heís also adept
at developing all of his characters, including Carlís father Virgil
and True Detective writer Tony Antonelli.