#BookBingoNW2020 - Debut book by author over 50
Here are some suggestions for your Summer Book Bingo NW 2020 category: Debut book by author over 50.
Watership Down: A Novel
Published when Adams was 52, this iconic novel about a warren of rabbits and the prescience of Fiver whose dark visions impel the rabbits to embark on a dramatic journey for survival.
Format: eBook - 2009
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Bukowski, the author TIME called “a laureate of American lowlife,” hit the scene at 51 with a debut about the exploits of a drunken drifter who becomes a mail clerk.
Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2013 Unabridged
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The Big Sleep
Raymond Chandler is synonymous with hardboiled mystery and crafted the iconic private investigator Philip Marlowe. Starting his career of noir at 50, Chandler’s impact remains intact in literature and cinema.
Format: eBook - 2002
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My Name Is Leon
Systemic disadvantage and resilience is explored in this author’s debut at 56. Leon, a biracial boy growing up in 1970s London, faces life’s crushing disappointments shortly after his brother’s birth to their mentally ill mother.
Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2016 Unabridged
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The Golden Child
Booker Prize-winning novelist was 60 when her mystery comedy debut about King Tut and a series of museum murders.
Format: eBook - 2013
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The Secret Life of Bees
Kidd was 54 when her bestselling debut launched. Rosaleen, the black woman that cares for her, is the only mother Lily Owens knows. When Rosaleen is brutally attacked by white folk after standing up for herself when the Civil Rights Act passes, Lily finds a way for them to escape in this heartwarming testament to love and friendship.
Format: eBook - 2003
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
McCall Smith set out at 50 to write one of the most beloved writers in contemporary literature. Mma Precious Ramotswe’s practical, humorous approach to the mysteries that crop up in her Botswana community make her a sought after investigator of crimes in the first in this best-selling series.
Format: eBook - 2002 First Anchor Books edition
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George and Lizzie: A Novel
Seattle’s own beloved librarian Pearl debuted the novel of her dreams at 72. Long-time married couple George and Lizzie have different notions of love and marriage, but the Great Game in Lizzie’s past just might have something to do with it.
Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2017 Unabridged
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Meet Me at the Museum: A Novel
This epistolary novel published when the author was 71 explores the possibility of starting again as a relationship blooms in the letters between a widow on an English farm and a museum curator.
Format: eBook - 2018
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This satiric send-up of wealthy New York siblings' squabbles over their inheritances debuted when the author was 55 and made a big splash on the literary scene. If you enjoy dysfunctional family stories with wit and humor, the Plumb clan's antics have got you covered.
Format: eBook - 2016 First edition
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