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Five Over Fifty

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Elizabeth Marro


Sometimes a writer has to live a little before that first novel. Sometimes she has to live a little longer. Here are five debut books by authors who first published when they were over fifty—and then kept going. They prove that it is worth the wait.

About the Author

Elizabeth Marro

Elizabeth Marro is the author of the novel, Casualties, the story of a defense executive who loses her son just when she thought he was safely home from war. Now, she must face the painful truth about her past, her choices, the war, and her son. Casualties, Marro’s debut novel, was published in February 2016 by Berkley. Marro was fifty-nine and a half.