A bestseller in Scandinavia, The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old has been translated for an English audience, depicting life in an elderly living complex. Hendrik, with his best friend and partner-in-crime Evert, form the Old-But-Not-Dead Club with a handful of neighbors, much to the consternation of the administrator of the facility. They organize weekly outings from wine tasting to golf with a sense of humor and purpose. Written in diary form, Hendrik shares the indignities of aging as well as the joys of friendship and comradery. This novel will appeal to those who like A Man Called Ove and The Story of Arthur Truluv.