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A Palace In The Old Village

RRP $26.99

Mohammed has spent the past forty years working in France.

As he approaches retirement, he takes stock of his life - his devotion to Islam and to his assimilated children - and decides to return to Morocco, where he spends his life savings building the biggest house in the village and waiting for his children and grandchildren to come live with him.

A heartbreaking novel about parents and children, A Palace in the Old Village captures the sometimes stark contrast between old- and new-world values, and an immigrant's abiding pursuit of home.

About the Author

Tahar Ben Jelloun won the 2004 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Born in Morocco, he now lives in Paris, France.


From Sun Cities To The Villages

RRP $255.99

"A highly significant work that deserves the attention of urbanists, planners, sociologists of aging, and historians of post-1945 America."--Jon C. Teaford, author ofThe American Suburb

"A clear, concise historical perspective of the development of age-restricted, active adult communities and the developers who led the way. It provides the missing piece to the puzzle in housing studies for older adults."--Helen C. Dillon, University of Indianapolis

Youngtown, Arizona, opened in 1954 and was the first development community to have a minimum age requirement (then 65) and to ban underage children as permanent residents. Developer Del Webb unveiled Sun City six years later. Adjacent to Youngtown, it offered modest homes abutting a golf course. In the ensuing decades, active adult communities have proliferated, including Harold Schwartz's "The Villages" in central Florida, today the nation's single largest retirement community.

For nearly sixty years, the success of these and similar communities have changed the image of retirees from frail, impoverished old people to energetic, well-off adults enjoying a resort-like lifestyle. While some experts predicted these communities would fail or undermine the obligations between generations, they are now firmly embedded as one possible extension of the American dream.

Judith Ann Trolander has written the first book-length history of the "active adult" lifestyle. Examining the origins, development, failures, and challenges facing these communities as the baby boomer population continues to age, she offers a truly original defense of a sometimes controversial aspect of American life.


Retirement Counselling

RRP $272.99

This portrays retirement as an exceptional opportunity for individuals to create new lifestyles for themselves. The authors encourage professionals in various fields to assist pre-retirees as well as retirees in planning for a stimulating retirement future.


The Dark Days Of Our Village

RRP $13.99

His message was full of hatred Even though he talks about love His message was full of violence Even though he talks about peace His message was full of destruction Even though he talks about construction He came to this land and speaks about giving Although all he did was taking He came to this land and talks about happiness Although all we have seen was sadness



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