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Last Shot

Never got around to reading the book but watched Where the Crawdads Sing recently and really enjoyed it. Makes sense why the book was such a book-club hit. What I did not know was that the author made her fiction debut at the age of 70. I have always believed that most people have one book in them and if that's all they have got, its best to wait until the twilight years to write it. If the book works out like it did for Delia Owens, fantastic - it's like winning the lottery. 

If it does not (as it would be in most cases), the person would have already lived a full time gathering all that experience along the way to tell that one big story. Nothing would have been for waste. Not winning the lottery does not make the rest of their life meaningless. Unless the person has the talent and grit to soldier on in the writing business as a career, it might be best to think of it as something to take one serious crack at and see if anything lands. What better time to do that than in the retirement years. 

With fact and fiction blending so tantalizingly as it does in this story, it is no surprise that the novel had “defied the new laws of gravity.” 


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