The Last Outrageous Woman: A Novel by Jessica H StoneThe Last Outrageous Woman: A Novel by Jessica H Stone

The Last Outrageous Woman: A Novel

byJessica H StoneEditorDenise C WinklerIllustratorWilliam Rink

Paperback | August 1, 2017

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Eighty-six-year-old Mattie Snorgenson has had enough!  She's spent most of her life caring for family and fitting into polite society.  Now, she is ready to follow her dream. Inspired by Mattie's courage, four other senior women join her in escaping the boredom of life in their retirement home. Together they travel the world, each seeking to fulfill the one, secret desire she has always held.

With help from a pierced, tattooed and dreadlocked granddaughter, the friends journey from Florida to the Emerald Isle, and from Tasmania to the markets of Egypt.  When their story goes viral, surfers, hitchhikers, priests and a Crocodile Dundee impersonator pitch in to help the “outrageous grannies.”  Even Doctor Phil gets into the act.

The ladies must outsmart relatives who seek to return them to “senior living,” and conmen who see them as easy targets. And, each must face her own frailties and mortality. Finally, forced to choose between the security of home and the danger of continuing their quest, ringleader Mattie is challenged with the most important decision of her life.

                          In its subtext and its spine, this novel is about the ultimate act of liberation.

                                                                    Jack Remick, author of The Trio of Lost Souls

                          A delightful, poignant, later-in-life coming of age story.

                                                           Elizabeth Engstrom, author of Benediction Denied

Title:The Last Outrageous Woman: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:262 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.59 inPublished:August 1, 2017Publisher:Penchant Press InternationalLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0972496084

ISBN - 13:9780972496087

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The Last Outrageous Woman puts a new light on old age.  Stone's debut novel is engaging, heartwarming, and outrageously funny.  A great read that is actually uplifting!                                                                Priscilla Long, author of Fire and StoneA delightful, poignant, later-in-life coming of age story.  This handful of outrageous women reveal themselves to each other and to us as they thumb their noses to convention and finally do things their way.  A wonderful story!                                                                Elizabeth Engstrom, author of Benediction DeniedIn its subtext and in its spine this novel is about the ultimate act of liberation.                                                               Jack Remick, author of The Trio of Lost Souls An antic novel of love and death...spunky companions will leave you charmed with their wistful stories, their embrace of friendship and adventure.  Required reading for travelers, armchair or otherwise.                                                               Laura Kalpakian, author of Three Strange Angels