The life of a desperate romantic has many twists and turns. Ruby always feels compelled to follow her heart, and she sees romance in everything around her. Every sight, sound, and sensation captivates her. Her love of life leads her forever onward in a reverie of dance and song. So when her marriage disintegrates, Ruby staggers off into the great unknown to rebuild her life.
Then she meets an old grandpa named Joe, and the two embark on a journey of adventure and romance, two oldies who simply won’t act their age. Far from settling down into a sedentary lifestyle, they dare to chase their dreams right to the end.
In When Everything Changes, Change Everything, author Karen Elizabeth Russell tells a tale that celebrates the twilight years. Through Ruby and Joe she shows that, for those who feel the best in life as passed them by, daring to live is the only viable option.