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HappiNest: Finding Fulfillment When Your Kids Leave Home

Rowman & Littlefield. Feb. 2020. 176p. ISBN 9781538130582. $28. SELF-HELP
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Seasoned journalist and empty nester Holland (former Capitol Hill correspondent, Hearst Newspapers) aims her new book at parents managing the emotions and practical realities of life after their children leave home. Challenges range from boomerang kids and aging parents to rocky marital relationships and a sense that time is running out. Gleaning advice from more than 300 individuals from various backgrounds, Holland offers tips for finding new meaning in life and a sense of belonging through involvement in a particular cause or activity, finding a new career, and/or drawing closer to extended family members.
VERDICT Holland puts a positive spin on what could be a tumultuous season of life, providing a solid route on which to travel.

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