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The New York Times Book ReviewIn this haunting, unflinching and at times unexpectedly hilarious memoir, Alex Witchel offers up a fiercely honest account of how her adored mother slowly began "disappearing in plain sight." All Gone is a potluck dish containing a variety of ingredients: childhood stories, complete with a cast of vibrantly portrayed relatives; practical knowledge gleaned from Witchel's desperate battle against the relentless advance of her parent's small-stroke-induced dementia; and, yes, real recipes passed down by her mother and grandmother…All Gone is a book that may make you cry (I did), but through some mysterious alchemy it will also leave you with many positive feelings. It will make you smile and even laugh out loud. Running throughout its pages is a powerful affirmation of family bonds, of the soul-sustaining love…that persist from generation to generation.