The Big Finish

“In a funny, insightful, and life-affirming debut”

Meet Duffy, an old curmudgeon who lives in an assisted living home. Meet Josie, a desperate young woman who climbs through his window. Together, they’re going to learn it’s never too late— or too early—to change your ways.

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Fans of Grumpy Old Men are going to love The Big Finish.

Coming in April, The Big Finish shows us that it’s never too late to start living your life! Brooke Fossey is a fresh new voice in fiction, and this gem of a book will be a great book club pick. Lots to discuss here!

Mary O’Malley, Anderson’s Bookshop

A lively, romping and hilarious adventure…

The shenanigans that Carl and Duffy pull to protect and hide Josie are creative, witty and shining with the double-edged mirth of the elderly.  Readers will love this heart-warming, too-funny, and totally satisfying gem.

Nancy Simpson-Brice, BookVault


Fossey writes about life in assisted living with eyes wide open – people die, people leave for nursing homes and people need increasing levels of care. And she describes clearly the difficulties and temptations of...

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Brooke Fossey

Current Motto: Life’s Funny. (Subject to change.)

Brooke Fossey was once an aerospace engineer with a secret clearance before she traded it all in for motherhood and writing. She’s a past president and an honorary lifetime member of DFW Writers’ Workshop. Her work can be found in numerous publications, including Ruminate Magazine and SmokeLong Quarterly. Her debut novel, THE BIG FINISH is forthcoming in 2020 from Penguin/Berkley (US), and Piper/Pendo (DE). When she’s not writing, you can find her in Dallas, Texas with her husband, four kids, and their dog Rufus. She still occasionally does math.

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