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Josy laat pal op haar zestigste verjaardag resoluut haar uitgebluste huwelijk achter zich. Ze gaat er vandoor in een Volkswagen-busje, en probeert van haar herwonnen vrijheid te genieten. Maar haar man, kinderen en vrienden kunnen maar weinig begrip opbrengen voor die beslissing. Josy krijgt gelukkig steun van haar nieuwe, jonge buurvrouw en Christine, een vrouw die op haa Josy laat pal op haar zestigste verjaardag resoluut haar uitgebluste huwelijk achter zich. Ze gaat er vandoor in een Volkswagen-busje, en probeert van haar herwonnen vrijheid te genieten. Maar haar man, kinderen en vrienden kunnen maar weinig begrip opbrengen voor die beslissing. Josy krijgt gelukkig steun van haar nieuwe, jonge buurvrouw en Christine, een vrouw die op haar vijfenvijftigste ook alles achter zich liet. Tussen Josy en Christine ontstaat een even onverwachte als oprechte liefde. Met 60 lentes bewijst scenariste Ingrid Chabbert dat op liefde én seksualiteit geen leeftijdsgrens staat…


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Josy laat pal op haar zestigste verjaardag resoluut haar uitgebluste huwelijk achter zich. Ze gaat er vandoor in een Volkswagen-busje, en probeert van haar herwonnen vrijheid te genieten. Maar haar man, kinderen en vrienden kunnen maar weinig begrip opbrengen voor die beslissing. Josy krijgt gelukkig steun van haar nieuwe, jonge buurvrouw en Christine, een vrouw die op haa Josy laat pal op haar zestigste verjaardag resoluut haar uitgebluste huwelijk achter zich. Ze gaat er vandoor in een Volkswagen-busje, en probeert van haar herwonnen vrijheid te genieten. Maar haar man, kinderen en vrienden kunnen maar weinig begrip opbrengen voor die beslissing. Josy krijgt gelukkig steun van haar nieuwe, jonge buurvrouw en Christine, een vrouw die op haar vijfenvijftigste ook alles achter zich liet. Tussen Josy en Christine ontstaat een even onverwachte als oprechte liefde. Met 60 lentes bewijst scenariste Ingrid Chabbert dat op liefde én seksualiteit geen leeftijdsgrens staat…

30 review for Zestig lentes

  1. 5 out of 5

    Melki

    "Listen, if we could see the future, what would we do then? Would we live fully? Would we still cross bridges if we already knew what was on the other side?" After 35 years of ho-hum married life, Josy has finally summoned the nerve to walk away from it all, and try to live her life on her own terms. I can't exactly agree with the way Josy decided to scram - during her sixtieth birthday party, with all of her family there, and before even having cake! (Geez! Never pass up cake!) But, as a firm bel "Listen, if we could see the future, what would we do then? Would we live fully? Would we still cross bridges if we already knew what was on the other side?" After 35 years of ho-hum married life, Josy has finally summoned the nerve to walk away from it all, and try to live her life on her own terms. I can't exactly agree with the way Josy decided to scram - during her sixtieth birthday party, with all of her family there, and before even having cake! (Geez! Never pass up cake!) But, as a firm believer in YOLO, I get why she did it. She takes off in an old VW van to live in a parking lot not far from home. (Her one big mistake, as far as I'm concerned, as she keeps encountering unforgiving family members.) There she makes new friends, discovers herself, and encounters a surprising love interest. I really liked this one. The artwork is beautiful; rendered in cool tones, it seems appropriate to the rather bittersweet story. An unusual and very involving graphic novel. Many thanks to NetGalley and Europe Comics for making this one available.

  2. 4 out of 5

    mel

    Sixty Years in winter tells a nice story of sixty-year-old Josy, who leaves her husband on her birthday. It’s in the middle of the winter, and she drives away in her minivan with no destination in mind, with no plans for where to go. I picked this up because of the illustrator Aimée de Jongh, because I loved her previous work, Days of Sand. The illustrations were excellent, as I expected. But the story was not so much to my liking. I couldn’t believe how Josy was planning this, but then ran off w Sixty Years in winter tells a nice story of sixty-year-old Josy, who leaves her husband on her birthday. It’s in the middle of the winter, and she drives away in her minivan with no destination in mind, with no plans for where to go. I picked this up because of the illustrator Aimée de Jongh, because I loved her previous work, Days of Sand. The illustrations were excellent, as I expected. But the story was not so much to my liking. I couldn’t believe how Josy was planning this, but then ran off with no plan. And she often acted pretty immaturely. I guess she could at least try to explain to her family. This graphic novel is a quick read for those who like bittersweet stories. But for me, the story could be better. 3.5 stars. Thanks to Europe Comics for the ARC and this opportunity! This is a voluntary review, and all opinions are my own.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Corrie

    “On her 60th birthday, Josy refuses to blow out the candles on her cake. Her suitcase is ready. She has made a decision: to leave her husband and home to regain her freedom by leaving with her old VW van! Her family, at first shocked, will not stop blaming her for this choice that they all consider selfish. Fortunately, Josy will stand her ground, finding in the CVL ("Club des Vilaines Libérées") friends with similar destinies and facing the same societal incomprehension... But will it be enough “On her 60th birthday, Josy refuses to blow out the candles on her cake. Her suitcase is ready. She has made a decision: to leave her husband and home to regain her freedom by leaving with her old VW van! Her family, at first shocked, will not stop blaming her for this choice that they all consider selfish. Fortunately, Josy will stand her ground, finding in the CVL ("Club des Vilaines Libérées") friends with similar destinies and facing the same societal incomprehension... But will it be enough for her to assume her thirst for a new start? And that she might even consider a change of sexual orientation? Yes, if love is involved. Or not...” Sixty Years in Winter (I read the English translation) by Ingrid Chabber (script) and Aimée de Jongh (Art). I love Aimée’s art so this was an obvious read. Her soft pastels and expressive faces form a perfect match with Chabbert’s moving story. I highly recommend. "When old husbands leave their wives, we understand them, we find excuses for them. But when it's the women... We are the witches who crush hearts and break families." f/f 5 Stars

  4. 5 out of 5

    Cherlynn (cherreading)

    What if you just upped and left? On Josy's 60th birthday, that's exactly what she does when she packs her bags and walks out on her family after 35 years of marriage. I loved her journey of self-discovery, unexpected friendships and a newfound romance. Starting anew is by no means easy and this graphic novel perfectly captured Josy's feelings of guilt, frustration, fears and more. An unexpectedly heartwrenching and poignant read, it also touches on grief, loss and healing. The artwork is beautiful What if you just upped and left? On Josy's 60th birthday, that's exactly what she does when she packs her bags and walks out on her family after 35 years of marriage. I loved her journey of self-discovery, unexpected friendships and a newfound romance. Starting anew is by no means easy and this graphic novel perfectly captured Josy's feelings of guilt, frustration, fears and more. An unexpectedly heartwrenching and poignant read, it also touches on grief, loss and healing. The artwork is beautiful, while also fitting for the story's tone and themes. A unique graphic novel that I really enjoyed overall! Thank you to Europe Comics and Netgalley for an ARC of this book. Favourite quotes: ✨ "When old husbands leave their wives, people get it, they come up with all sorts of excuses for them. But when old wives do it... we're witches who crush hearts and break up families." ✨ "Listen, if we could see the future, what would we do then? Would we live fully? Would we still cross bridges if we already knew what was on the other side?"

  5. 5 out of 5

    Iben Frederiksen

    ★ 3.0 Stars ★ English title: Sixty Years In Winter This graphic novel, follows Josy, who on her 60'th birthday, leaves her husband, home and family behind, to go live in a minibus in an abandoned parking lot. It's a story about self-discovery and realizing that while making others happy is a good thing, it shouldn't be at the cost of your own happiness. Spoilery review! This was a five star book for me, almost right until the end. But the end was very frustrating and abrupt, so I won't be buying or ★ 3.0 Stars ★ English title: Sixty Years In Winter This graphic novel, follows Josy, who on her 60'th birthday, leaves her husband, home and family behind, to go live in a minibus in an abandoned parking lot. It's a story about self-discovery and realizing that while making others happy is a good thing, it shouldn't be at the cost of your own happiness. Spoilery review! This was a five star book for me, almost right until the end. But the end was very frustrating and abrupt, so I won't be buying or reading this again. As you can see I've tagged this as an LGBT book - and I was thrilled when that part of the story started. A story of a 60 year old woman, who after 35 year of marriage, finds out that she's actually into women, is a beautiful thing to witness. However, this book went from being incredible, to being just another BYG-story. If I had known that was coming I wouldn't have read it, simple as that. After that, the big conflict/problem is solved in three pages after which it ends. So having gone from being a tender story, that took its' time with its' story, to just being immediately over was quite a change of pace. The artwork was beautiful.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Raegan

    -Disclaimer: I received this book for free through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.- Emotional & unapologetic. Josy is a character that refuses the narrative but has a hard time moving on to something new. I loved that the novel focuses on older people for a change. The graphic novel could have used a couple more emotional scenes to make it feel more resolved. Or a follow-up would be even better! It would be great to get more backstory. Also, the artwork, expressions, and coloring are we -Disclaimer: I received this book for free through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.- Emotional & unapologetic. Josy is a character that refuses the narrative but has a hard time moving on to something new. I loved that the novel focuses on older people for a change. The graphic novel could have used a couple more emotional scenes to make it feel more resolved. Or a follow-up would be even better! It would be great to get more backstory. Also, the artwork, expressions, and coloring are well done. All-in-all, this was much better than I thought it would be.

  7. 4 out of 5

    JN Tahiti

    3.5 ★ Such a beautiful graphic novel, the illustration is so pretty, the concept is so good but I guess the story was not for me. The protagonist of the story, Josy, packs her bag and decides to leave her family (her husband, adult children, grandchildren) on her sixtieth birthday in her volkswagen minibus, in order to gain her freedom again and starting a new life after being exhausted in her loveless marriage of 35 years. She later meets a single mother who introduces her to a group of women wh 3.5 ★ Such a beautiful graphic novel, the illustration is so pretty, the concept is so good but I guess the story was not for me. The protagonist of the story, Josy, packs her bag and decides to leave her family (her husband, adult children, grandchildren) on her sixtieth birthday in her volkswagen minibus, in order to gain her freedom again and starting a new life after being exhausted in her loveless marriage of 35 years. She later meets a single mother who introduces her to a group of women who had faced/is going through similar situation in life as Josy. She ends up finding a love interest, but still, something keeps holding her back. The story brought tears into my eyes quite a few times. Josy's family made my blood boil sometimes, and the characters were beautifully made. I loved it when Josy found herself a romantic partner, it was so cute to read about them. Though what happened later shattered my heart into pieces. The artwork is brilliant and so pleasant to the eyes! No matter how good the storyline is, I found it confusing at times. The intention behind leaving everything of the protagonist was not clear to me. And on some part, she seemed equally selfish as her family. But I guess that's what made her character so realistic because we all are flawed. I would recommend this book to everyone, it’s a graphic novel and very easy to read. Though it’s not one of the best books, it is a lovely, bittersweet story and definitely a good one. Thanks to NetGalley and Europe Comics for this eARC!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Leighton

    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review! Sixty Years in Winter by Ingrid Chabbert and Aimée de Jongh is a hearwarming tale of found family and new beginnings. The story revolves around Josy, a gray-haired woman who has just turned 60. Abruptly, she decides to run away from her husband and adult children and live in her minivan. How will her former family react to her decision? Will she regret her decision? Or will she find new family and new love? Ove Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review! Sixty Years in Winter by Ingrid Chabbert and Aimée de Jongh is a hearwarming tale of found family and new beginnings. The story revolves around Josy, a gray-haired woman who has just turned 60. Abruptly, she decides to run away from her husband and adult children and live in her minivan. How will her former family react to her decision? Will she regret her decision? Or will she find new family and new love? Overall, Sixty Years in Winter is a lovely graphic novel that will appeal to fans of Eat, Pray, Love. One highlight of this book is the unconventional main character. I don't want to spoil anything, so I can't be too specific, but I was definitely surprised by the main character. We don't often have protagonists like this in graphic novels. I did take off 1 star, because I don't often read realistic graphic novels like this. That's not the book's fault. I'm just explaining why it wasn't a 5 star read for me personally. If you're intrigued by the description, you can check out the book, which is available now!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Curious Madra

    This is such a good story about a woman Josy who become 60’s and wants to free herself because she’s in a loveless marriage and she is kinda estranged from her grown up children. She meets different ladies throughout the novel and the one Lady Luck she has on her tail is Catherine. However their love was complicated and pretty much things take a turn for Josy. It’s pretty sad in aspects but it is definitely one to check out yall!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Haley Connolly

    while beautifully illustrated and tender at times, there was something that felt a little emotionally contrived about this one. i'm fond of messy characters finding their own way through life and did initially really enjoy following josy who, on her 60th birthday, abruptly leaves her unfulfilling marriage and ventures out on her own in a volkswagon minibus. following her as she finds community with a group of older women who, like josy, left their husbands to find their own fulfilment in life wa while beautifully illustrated and tender at times, there was something that felt a little emotionally contrived about this one. i'm fond of messy characters finding their own way through life and did initially really enjoy following josy who, on her 60th birthday, abruptly leaves her unfulfilling marriage and ventures out on her own in a volkswagon minibus. following her as she finds community with a group of older women who, like josy, left their husbands to find their own fulfilment in life was a joy and the romance she found along the way was lovely too... up until a point. without going into spoilery detail, i was not pleased with the turn things took and though i can understand what the author was aiming for, i didn't find it emotionally impactful. it left me feeling a little shortchanged, honestly. another point i struggled with was how josy handles things with what felt to me to be a great lack of maturity, cutting her family off very abruptly and being extremely defensive (or outright avoiding discussion) when confronted. i'd really hoped for either more of an exploration of how she'd ended up feeling this was necessary or more of a reconciliation or at the very least some growth and communication from both josy and her family but this book just ended on what felt like a very unfulfilling note all around. thank you to netgalley and europe comics for providing this digital review copy in exchange for an honest review

  11. 4 out of 5

    Bookish_realms

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf09dyRu8... I was provided a free copy of this graphic novel from NetGalley in exchange for a review. Sixty Years in Winter by Ingrid Chabbert & Aimée De Jongh Wow, wow, wow. I absolutely LOVED this graphic novel. This book follows Josy, a 60-year-old grandmother who has decided, at her 60th birthday party, it's time to finally live the life she wants in a Volkswagon minibus. Through this story, we see Josy’s struggle with her family, explaining to others and herself the https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf09dyRu8... I was provided a free copy of this graphic novel from NetGalley in exchange for a review. Sixty Years in Winter by Ingrid Chabbert & Aimée De Jongh Wow, wow, wow. I absolutely LOVED this graphic novel. This book follows Josy, a 60-year-old grandmother who has decided, at her 60th birthday party, it's time to finally live the life she wants in a Volkswagon minibus. Through this story, we see Josy’s struggle with her family, explaining to others and herself the why behind it all, and her new relationships along the road. I feel for Josy. I can't think of any woman in my life who hasn't had that moment of wanting so desperately to leave yet finding a million obligations to stay. I personally really loved the internal look into Josy’s heartbreak, depression, and release from the "life" everyone believes she should be living, and the story of her finally making a decision for herself and only for her. This book is so extremely unique- I have never read anything like it. I think telling the stories of those of us who are older is an extremely important mantle that few authors have taken up. This book is about finding yourself when most people assume it is too late to even begin looking. An absolutely incredible and heartbreaking read. Also, can I say how in LOVE I am with the artwork? It was absolutely stunning and the style felt so appropriate for the story. I really would read more graphic novels like these if not just for how absolutely stunning the art is. My only critique is that I wish this graphic novel was longer! I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when it came to Josy interacting with her family. I wish there was a bit more background to Josy’s life before she decided to risk it all for her minibus freedom. Other than that, I am happy and broken-hearted for Josy, and I hope she lives her best life, if only for my sanity. Edit: I wrote this review at 4 am and made a typo of the character’s name… corrected now. I think 😂

  12. 5 out of 5

    Chad Cunningham

    I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review... Sixty Years in Winter is a wonderful graphic novel that follows Josy as, as the age of 60, she leaves her husband and family to live her life for herself. She takes off in a minibus and meets new people, experiences friendship, love, and tragedy, and finds her place in the world. This is a truly excellent graphic novel. The story is great, Josy is a wonderfully complicated protagonist, and the artwork is beautiful. I read th I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review... Sixty Years in Winter is a wonderful graphic novel that follows Josy as, as the age of 60, she leaves her husband and family to live her life for herself. She takes off in a minibus and meets new people, experiences friendship, love, and tragedy, and finds her place in the world. This is a truly excellent graphic novel. The story is great, Josy is a wonderfully complicated protagonist, and the artwork is beautiful. I read this so fast and now I want to go back and drink in all the details. Highly recommended!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Mehsi

    I received this book from the publisher in exchange of an honest review. This was such a sweet and beautiful book, at points at least. While I did love that Josy took things in her own hands and decided that enough is enough... Decided to go out and live in a camper. Explore new friends and new bonds. Exploring her freedom. Finding happiness again. But I wasn't fully agreeing with her at points. I mean, I would have liked to see her talk to her husband, to see them discuss things, get the divorce I received this book from the publisher in exchange of an honest review. This was such a sweet and beautiful book, at points at least. While I did love that Josy took things in her own hands and decided that enough is enough... Decided to go out and live in a camper. Explore new friends and new bonds. Exploring her freedom. Finding happiness again. But I wasn't fully agreeing with her at points. I mean, I would have liked to see her talk to her husband, to see them discuss things, get the divorce over. Over 50% in the book Josy is exploring a new love.. and I am happy for her, but from what I know she is still together with someone (I see her wearing her wedding ring still). And that is a big no for me. Break it up fully and then explore love. Don't run away and then find a new love. Don't just dump your husband without a word. Don't go that far. I have been cheated on so I am very intolerant on cheating, and I feel that this is that. But my heart broke when THAT happened. :( While it made me cry and made me want to shake something, I also kind of feel that it was done to give Josy that push to go back home. :| And then that is the ending? Still nothing resolved? *sighs* But hey, the art is gorgeous. Bless that. Aimée de Jongh did it again.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Maria

    Oh my God, I found my new favorite graphic novel and it's bittersweet af 😭😭😭 Tbh the book is a beautiful story about a 60yo woman exhausted from her loveless marriage of 35 years and two children who are selfish and narcissistic af. They made my blood boil and my skin crawl. I wish they improved at the end but I guess that's life. People who share blood relation with you can be strangers and stranger you've known for mere months can feel like the bestest friend you ever had. Josy's story is bitte Oh my God, I found my new favorite graphic novel and it's bittersweet af 😭😭😭 Tbh the book is a beautiful story about a 60yo woman exhausted from her loveless marriage of 35 years and two children who are selfish and narcissistic af. They made my blood boil and my skin crawl. I wish they improved at the end but I guess that's life. People who share blood relation with you can be strangers and stranger you've known for mere months can feel like the bestest friend you ever had. Josy's story is bittersweet because she lost a new love because of her selfish family but she regained her freedom in the end. The illustrations are simple and beautiful. I loved Paulette even though all she ever did was wade around and cluck away. I wish Josy and Christine ended up together. I hate when sapphic couples don't get their happily-ever-afters. Thank you, NetGalley and Europe Comics, for providing me with an eARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sonja

    Josy leaves her life behind on her sixtieth birthday. She wants to re-discover her freedom and find out what she wants. The artwork was beautiful, it told the story clearly with the amazing coloured paintings. The story, however, felt incomplete, it felt like I was coming into it part way through and missing parts of it. Her family seemed selfish and self serving, but Josy at times came off that way too. While the explanation for her leaving is there, and my sympathies lay with Josy, sometimes I Josy leaves her life behind on her sixtieth birthday. She wants to re-discover her freedom and find out what she wants. The artwork was beautiful, it told the story clearly with the amazing coloured paintings. The story, however, felt incomplete, it felt like I was coming into it part way through and missing parts of it. Her family seemed selfish and self serving, but Josy at times came off that way too. While the explanation for her leaving is there, and my sympathies lay with Josy, sometimes I felt as though Josy was a bit inconsequential. This feels like a (second) coming of age story for the not so young in body but in heart. It's still a lovely book. Thank you to Netgalley for this opportunity to read and review this book.

  16. 4 out of 5

    the_nerd_cafephile

    Many thanks to Netgalley and Europe Comics for the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This graphic novel was heartbreakingly beautiful. It was full of love, loss, grief and self-discovery. The way the story flowed was perfect and the art was *chefs kiss. The significance of the name of the book becomes apparent from the first page. Josy our protagonist turns 60 and realizes she has been living in perpetual winter for some time now. As the day progresses, she cannot bear it any lon Many thanks to Netgalley and Europe Comics for the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This graphic novel was heartbreakingly beautiful. It was full of love, loss, grief and self-discovery. The way the story flowed was perfect and the art was *chefs kiss. The significance of the name of the book becomes apparent from the first page. Josy our protagonist turns 60 and realizes she has been living in perpetual winter for some time now. As the day progresses, she cannot bear it any longer, so she packs up a bag and leaves in her minibus. The rest of the story portrays the strength it takes to take such a drastic step, the resilience and how much finding people who understand you and support you is critical in life. The character arc is beautiful and freeing. I loved reading about an adult character behaving maturely and taking risks to live a happier life. The realization that Josy has, of how she has been living a loveless life and then her meeting people with similar life experiences, (view spoiler)[and then falling in love all over again only to lose it, (hide spoiler)] is both beautiful and painful. Her family treats her exactly how you will expect a heteronormative family in this patriarchal world to and it is almost a slap to your face, because you are both disappointed and also know that was to be expected. All in all, it was a beautiful read that reminds you, that your life doesn't end because you are living in the second half of it and I hope more people will realize it and free themselves.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ushnav Shroff

    Major thanks and gratitude to NetGalley and Europe Comics for making this one available. This was an insanely beautiful but weird read. It just made my day.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sheikh Zabed Moyeen

    Almost perfect...

  19. 4 out of 5

    Dennis Jacob

    With beautiful art work the book tells the story of a woman who changes everything on her 60th birthday. What starts as a spur of the moment decision turns out to be a much needed fresh perspective. Josh upsets her whole family when she suddenly leaves everything behind to look for something else. In the beginning she doesn’t know exactly what that something is, just that her marriage has grown stale and boring. When that something comes knocking on the door it sweeps her off her feet whilst her With beautiful art work the book tells the story of a woman who changes everything on her 60th birthday. What starts as a spur of the moment decision turns out to be a much needed fresh perspective. Josh upsets her whole family when she suddenly leaves everything behind to look for something else. In the beginning she doesn’t know exactly what that something is, just that her marriage has grown stale and boring. When that something comes knocking on the door it sweeps her off her feet whilst her family is fighting against her decision with everything they’ve got. Although a little predictable here and there, and something I’ve read variations on several times, the story is told with a lot of heart and honesty. The art work elevates the story and turns it into something more moving and better.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ije the Devourer of Books

    On her sixtieth birthday Josy leaves her husband, two adult children and grandchildren, and takes off in her camper van. This is her chance to start a new life. Her marriage is stale, her adult children are selfish and she can’t take it any more. Her new life begins when she parks the camper van in a town car park next to a young single mother. They strike up a friendship and she is introduced to a group of women who have left their marriages and are making lives for themselves. Josy navigates th On her sixtieth birthday Josy leaves her husband, two adult children and grandchildren, and takes off in her camper van. This is her chance to start a new life. Her marriage is stale, her adult children are selfish and she can’t take it any more. Her new life begins when she parks the camper van in a town car park next to a young single mother. They strike up a friendship and she is introduced to a group of women who have left their marriages and are making lives for themselves. Josy navigates this new life and the pull of her old one. She is surprised when she has a relationship with a woman and a new possibility emerges on the horizon, but will she take it? This is a lovely story with great artwork. I enjoyed reading it and seeing how Josy navigated her two worlds and the different chances. I thought the end was rather sudden and sad, but at the same time hopeful. I enjoyed reading this. Copy provided by Europe Comics in exchange for an unbiased review.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ellie Taylor

    I absolutely adored this story. It’s a raw, powerful, and heart wrenching story about freedom, identity, longing, and found family. Josy looks around at her life on her 60th birthday and decided she’s not happy with how her world looks. So she takes matters into her own hands, hops in her old minibus, and sets out to find freedom and happiness. It was beautiful and so rich with detail. It’s a fairly short graphic novel so I hesitate to say more but I cannot recommend this more highly. Thank you t I absolutely adored this story. It’s a raw, powerful, and heart wrenching story about freedom, identity, longing, and found family. Josy looks around at her life on her 60th birthday and decided she’s not happy with how her world looks. So she takes matters into her own hands, hops in her old minibus, and sets out to find freedom and happiness. It was beautiful and so rich with detail. It’s a fairly short graphic novel so I hesitate to say more but I cannot recommend this more highly. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC!!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Rita Egan

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Sixty Years in Winter By Ingrid Chabbert, Aimée de Jongh If you have 20 minutes to spare, you could do worse than treat yourself to this beautifully illustrated graphic novel about Josy, who is sitting on her bed thinking, while her husband, children and grandchildren are putting the finishing touches to her 60th birthday cake. If this reminds you of the opening of The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window, you wouldn't be wrong, because Yes! After 35 years of marriage it's ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Sixty Years in Winter By Ingrid Chabbert, Aimée de Jongh If you have 20 minutes to spare, you could do worse than treat yourself to this beautifully illustrated graphic novel about Josy, who is sitting on her bed thinking, while her husband, children and grandchildren are putting the finishing touches to her 60th birthday cake. If this reminds you of the opening of The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window, you wouldn't be wrong, because Yes! After 35 years of marriage it's time for Josy to listen to that little voice in her head and....Go! I don't know how this author and illustrator did it, but in 119 pages of comic strip they have created a fully developed set of characters. Josy is a bit curmudgeonly, but oh so brave. 20 minutes of reading, but hours upon hours of flicking back to fully appreciate the artwork and the emotional ride. Thanks to #netgalley for allowing me to enjoy this beautiful graphic novel #bookreview #graphicnovel #sixtyyearsinwinter @ingridchabbert @aimeedejongh

  23. 5 out of 5

    june

    Thanks Netgalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review!! Sixty Years in Winter follows 60-year-old Josy who wants to gain her own freedom by leaving her family and embarks on a journey with her minivan. She meets lots of friends there !! I love the art and the sweet journey and storytelling. She finds a new love along the way, they were very cute. (view spoiler)[I was so sad when Christine died :( (hide spoiler)] TW: homophobia, grief, death of loved one Thanks Netgalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review!! Sixty Years in Winter follows 60-year-old Josy who wants to gain her own freedom by leaving her family and embarks on a journey with her minivan. She meets lots of friends there !! I love the art and the sweet journey and storytelling. She finds a new love along the way, they were very cute. (view spoiler)[I was so sad when Christine died :( (hide spoiler)] TW: homophobia, grief, death of loved one

  24. 4 out of 5

    Dee

    A heartwarming and beautifully illustrated story about how it's never too late to claim your own happiness. A heartwarming and beautifully illustrated story about how it's never too late to claim your own happiness.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Raquel Serrano

    Pretty quick read. The story has its ups and downs, as real life does. I appreciate the vulnerability and truth behind it all. So many bittersweet moments, reaching the end of the story being one of them. Read via NetGalley.

  26. 5 out of 5

    ana

    3,7★ That was lovely, the artwork is beautiful and reflects the tone of the nerrative so well. I don't usually read stories about older protagonists and it's such an interesting perspective. This made me think a lot about how there's a "mold" do fit your life in after you reach a certain point, and most people get stuck in it, retreating into themselves bit by bit every day. Josy's journey into freeing herself from that mold was so interesting, even though it could seem a little unrealistic at ce 3,7★ That was lovely, the artwork is beautiful and reflects the tone of the nerrative so well. I don't usually read stories about older protagonists and it's such an interesting perspective. This made me think a lot about how there's a "mold" do fit your life in after you reach a certain point, and most people get stuck in it, retreating into themselves bit by bit every day. Josy's journey into freeing herself from that mold was so interesting, even though it could seem a little unrealistic at certain points due to the shortness of this work. My thanks to Europe Comics and NetGalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  27. 5 out of 5

    jane

    Thank you to NetGalley and Europe Comics for this eARC! This graphic novel tells the stor of Josie, a 60-year-old grandmother who has decided it's time to leave at her 60th birthday party and drives off in a Volkswagon minibus. The story doesn't shy away from anything and depicts, confusion, anger, heartbreak and grief in an honest manner. However this story isn't all doom and gloom, it also shows the joy and liberation of Josie from a life that made her unhappy. Incredibly touching, gripping and l Thank you to NetGalley and Europe Comics for this eARC! This graphic novel tells the stor of Josie, a 60-year-old grandmother who has decided it's time to leave at her 60th birthday party and drives off in a Volkswagon minibus. The story doesn't shy away from anything and depicts, confusion, anger, heartbreak and grief in an honest manner. However this story isn't all doom and gloom, it also shows the joy and liberation of Josie from a life that made her unhappy. Incredibly touching, gripping and loving, this story is absolutely worth a read for readers of all ages.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Patricia

    Liberating, heartbreaking, and a happy ending. I hope Ingrid and Aimee work together on another book.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    **Thank you NetGalley and Europe Comics for this ARC** This graphic novel was really great and dealt with very interesting topics, like falling out of love when you're older, finding love again, and the overall prejudice and ageism of the people around the main character when all of that happens. **Thank you NetGalley and Europe Comics for this ARC** This graphic novel was really great and dealt with very interesting topics, like falling out of love when you're older, finding love again, and the overall prejudice and ageism of the people around the main character when all of that happens.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Lolly

    This comic is the prove that is never to late to find your happiness, discover yourself, and try new things. Josy in her 60th birthday decide to runaway.Leaving her ex husband, children and grandchildren behind. Camping in a minivan, and participating in a group of single ladies, she discovered a new love. But when her family find out, she ends the things with Christine, in which suddenly, in meeting with her sadness, she suffers a terrible car accident. Josy tries to give his family one more cha This comic is the prove that is never to late to find your happiness, discover yourself, and try new things. Josy in her 60th birthday decide to runaway.Leaving her ex husband, children and grandchildren behind. Camping in a minivan, and participating in a group of single ladies, she discovered a new love. But when her family find out, she ends the things with Christine, in which suddenly, in meeting with her sadness, she suffers a terrible car accident. Josy tries to give his family one more chance, and returns home. But there she realizes that life is no longer for her. This comic It's a teaching for all people, you have the right to discover yourself, you have the right to start over, a new life, a new love... And that it's never too late or wrong to do any of these things. In the middle of reading I found myself almost crying several times. Thanks NetGalley for the ARC.

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