Elderly Protagonist book list

Books with an elderly protagonist are typically great! I read a few on the list, and would like to read a few other ones. But here is a list of books with older protagonists and characters.

The Switch by by Beth O-Leary

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

The Lido by Libby Page

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

Made for Love by Alissa Nutting

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Millard Salter’s Last Day by Jacob M. Appel

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Pheadra Patrick

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrick Backman

One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood

The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

Dendera by Yuya Sato

Augusttown by Kei Miller

An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good Stories by Helene Tursten

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

The Giver by Lois Lowry

How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior

The Love Story of Missy Carmichael by Beth Morrey

The Notebook by Nicolas Sparks

Miss Jane Marple books by Agatha Christie

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