People 55 and over puzzle out their future in Carolyn Gaye's entertaining yet evocative tales. Mature men and women (and a robot) are poised at the brink of life's changes, and readers have a chance to wonder which way they will turn. The characters have found themselves in unfamiliar terrain and the choices are not always clear. There are a wide variety of personalities and situations they have gotten into, but they all find a way forward. A comedian wants to be taken seriously in his old age, a 60-year- old robot has high aspirations when he is rebooted, the proprietress of a Dodge City saloon tries to write a memoir and a food critic learns to enjoy food again. These stories and more explore different ways that the changes of mid-life and beyond can be navigated.