‘Legacy’ explores life at age 60 | VailDaily.com

‘Legacy’ explores life at age 60

Leslie Brefeld
Special to the Daily'The Legacy' cover.

SUMMIT COUNTY – Part-time Silverthorne resident Angela Green, author of “The Legacy,” said the wonderful thing about aging into her 60s is that nothing scares her anymore.Green, who divides her time between Summit County and Atlanta and Silverthorne – and between being a real estate broker and writer – writes about four friends in their 60s in her latest book.

“I wrote what I wanted to read,” she said. Green said her research has shown very little representation of middle age or older women in books. Green said with changing health standards, people in their 60s and 70s are equal to younger adults. “I’ll race you down the hill,” offered the great grandmother of two.

“The Legacy” revolves around four characters – Monica, Lily, Janet and Suzanne – struggling with what legacy they will leave behind. Although the women have children, husbands and companies between them, they realize these extensions of themselves are not entirely their own and do not completely fulfill them. As time passes the women stick together, and in the process provide a support system for one another. Throughout the book are several recipes, such as Pajama Party Brownies or John’s Turkey Meatloaf, which are made or mentioned by the characters in the chapter they’re included in. Green said she added these recipes to try and incorporate as many of the five senses into the book as she could.”You salivate when you start reading the ingredients,” she said.

Another strong sensory image in the book Green mentions is a scene with Suzanne’s character. “You can see her sitting there on her father’s tombstone; see his spirit brushing her hair,” Green said.

“The Legacy” is available at The Bookworm in Edwards, and Green said she would be happy to meet fans of the book for a signing. Readers can contact her at TheLegacyBook@aol.com.Vail, ColoradoVail, Colorado

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