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Family Life Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Contemporary Literature & Fiction, Humour, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Women’s Literature

Fountain Garden
by Pamela Baron




Lexi Davies Kirk, a middle-aged woman who is about to be divorced from her wealthy husband, has a lot on her plate. Both her parents—the bitter and comedic Oscar and the beautiful Annabella—are residents of Fountain Garden, the care home on Cody Island, which is soon closing its doors. Lexi flies to her childhood home, bringing along teenage daughter Malia and her precocious friend Rayna. Could the chaos and unexpected events that unfold over the next couple of days give Lexi reason to believe that she is strong enough to face her uncertain future? Maybe Lexi’s new path begins with a simple town cruise, trading in her expensive boots for a pair of flip-flops and giving herself permission to enjoy a spark that ignites between her and an intriguing stranger.

Through wry humour and sarcasm, the beloved elderly residents of Fountain Garden, their families, and the facility's committed caretakers show us that it is possible to live more than one life in a lifetime. The colourful characters take us on a journey through their triumphs and challenges in relationships, heartbreaks, dashed dreams, and the difficulty of embracing change, revealing the undeniable truth: that being surrounded by love and support makes life a lot more bearable.

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Pamela Baron Waldbauer has worked with older adults for years in a number of roles such as LPN, care aide, and unit clerk. She has also worked in the construction industry as a residential and commercial builder alongside her husband for 25 years. She adores elderly people and writes with the purposeful intention of shedding light and love on a beautiful generation that is sometimes forgotten.

Although Waldbauer’s permanent home is in Victoria, British Columbia, where her two sons live, she has moved almost two dozen times for work, spending stretches in such places as Seattle, Washington, Nashville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina.


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