A Lasting Conversation, Stories on Ageing explores many a spec ts o f ageing including resilience and defeat, satisfaction and reg ret, excitement and fear, love, loss and laughter. These stories are written from various perspectives, including older women and men, their daughters and sons, grandchildren and observers. They present a fascinating picture of what it is to grow old as an Australian. Each story is infused with acute observations and wry humour. A Lasting Conversation includes the work of some of Australia’s best story tellers, Jon Bauer, Tony Birch, Gillian Bouras, Helen Garner, Sonya Hartnett, Kate Grenville, Cate Kennedy, Michael Meehan, Mandy Sayer, Amy Witting and Michelle Wright as well as stories by health care professionals. This collection will be a resource for thebaby-boomers who are approaching old age, older people,their families, carers, doctors and students.