Growing old may at times seem cruel but Bernadette Smallwood offers a tender alternative view, of enduring love and friendship even when the mind is not what it once was. Her story, Around the Corner, is a collection of vignettes set in an aged care home. It focuses on two residents and the visiting husband of one who is an aged movie star plagued with dementia. Each vignette can be read separately or as a connected series. This is a gentle story which will surely resonate with those that are aged, who have aged family and friends, or those who work as carers for the aged.