The Leisure Seeker [Movie Tie-In] (Paperback)

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SOOO excited about this movie! I LOVED this book when it came out in hardback 2009 years ago and I think it was the first pick for my original subscription book club. An elderly couple who have celebrated more than 60 years of marriage.. but now she has cancer and he has Alzheimer's. Is there time for one last adventure in their trusty travel trailer? or is it time to let their adult children and doctors call the shots? Often humourous.. often sad.. poignant.. tender.. touching.. with an ending that will surely spark conversation. I think this would be a great book club read- and then there's the movie! Donald Sutherland?! Helen Mirren?! Sign me up...

— Jamie


Now a major motion picture starring Oscar award-winners Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland, coming January 2018 from Sony Pictures Classics

Official Selection

Toronto Film Festival

Venice Film Festival

"The Leisure Seeker is pretty much like life itself: joyous, painful, moving, tragic, mysterious, and not to be missed."--Booklist, starred review

The Robinas have shared a wonderful life for more than sixty years. Now in their eighties, Ella suffers from cancer and John has Alzheimer's. Yearning for one last adventure, the self-proclaimed "down-on-their-luck geezers" kidnap themselves from the adult children and doctors who seem to run their lives and steal away from their home in suburban Detroit on a forbidden vacation of rediscovery.

With Ella as his vigilant copilot, John steers their '78 Leisure Seeker RV along the forgotten roads of Route 66 toward Disneyland in search of a past they're having a damned hard time remembering. Yet Ella is determined to prove that, when it comes to life, you can go back for seconds--even when everyone says you can't.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062696861
ISBN-10: 0062696866
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: December 26th, 2017
Pages: 288
Language: English