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Martha Stevens-David Book Review: "Upson Downes" By Dottie Maley
By Martha Stevens-David
Feb 24, 2015 - 7:38:45 AM

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"Upson Downes" By Dottie Maley
The publicity material for "Upson Downes" by Dottie Maley says:

Retiree Dottie Maley takes readers behind the scenes of fictitious Horace Binkbottom's sidesplitting and heartwarming journey through retirement at the overwhelmingly exciting retirement community in her new book, "Upson Downes. The community of Upson Downes is full of quirky and lovable characters that break down negative stereotypes of retirement communities and highlight the perks of having friendships, love and adventures during this new stage of life. With rollicking mishaps and wonderful friends, "Upson Downes" shows life can be unexpected at any age.

Upon receipt of the book I couldn't wait to sit down and read it and I wasn't disappointed.

This book, though small, contained many humorous references and incidents that only folks of the "older" generation can dearly appreciate.

Now that I have slid into retirement, I can better understand how others in the same age groups continue living in the retirement communities that they have chosen. Life must go on after all.

I recommend the book as a great and quick read!

Martha Stevens-David.
Martha Stevens-David Column Magic City

Dottie Maley has lived in retirement communities for the past 22 years. She has written several short stories for a church related magazine as well as published the book "In the Shadow of Rainbows." Maley has held many interesting jobs in her life, including a map keeper for the Navy Waves during WWII and designer for ad agencies. She lived in Hawaii for 42 years and currently resides in Couer d'Alene, Idaho. For more information, visit

"Upson Downes"
By Dottie Maley
Published by AuthorHouse
ISBN: 978-1-49693-540-3

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