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The secret diary of Hendrik Groen / Hendrik Groen ; translated by Hester Velmans.

Groen, Hendrik, (author.).


"Hendrik Groen may be old, but he is far from dead and isn't planning to be buried any time soon. Granted, his daily strolls are getting shorter because his legs are no longer willing and he has to visit his doctor more than he'd like. Technically speaking he is...elderly. But surely there is more to life at his age than weak tea and potted geraniums? Hendrik sets out to write an exposé: a year in the life of his care home in Amsterdam, revealing all its ups and downs--not least his new endeavor, the anarchic Old-But-Not-Dead Club. And when Eefje moves in--the woman Hendrik has always longed for--he polishes his shoes (and his teeth), grooms what's left of his hair and attempts to make something of the life he has left, with hilarious, tender and devastating consequences."

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781455542178 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1455542172 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 378 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2017

Content descriptions

General Note:
"First published in the Netherlands as 'Attempts to Make Something of Life. The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old' by Meulenhoff 2014"--Title page verso.
"First published in Great Britain by Michael Joesph, 2016"--Title page verso.
Subject: Older men > Fiction.
Retirement communities > Fiction.
Genre: Diary fiction.
Humorous fiction.

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.


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Covington Branch GROEN H (Text) 33126022099893 Adult Fiction Available -
Erlanger Branch GROEN H (Text) 33126022099935 Adult Fiction Checked out 10/20/2023
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