Trying to Remember

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Trying to Remember is a stirring and intimate memoir recounting one family's struggle with the debilitating effects of Alzheimer's on a remarkable woman, Betty Nicholas, and the hope that comes from choosing to remember. Betty's was a troubled life redeemed by hope. A child of the Great Depression, Betty suffered the death of her sister as a child, violation by her brother, her husband off at war, and multiple miscarriages-but remained filled with compassion for over fifty-three years of married life. Its poetry ...
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Overview

Trying to Remember is a stirring and intimate memoir recounting one family's struggle with the debilitating effects of Alzheimer's on a remarkable woman, Betty Nicholas, and the hope that comes from choosing to remember. Betty's was a troubled life redeemed by hope. A child of the Great Depression, Betty suffered the death of her sister as a child, violation by her brother, her husband off at war, and multiple miscarriages-but remained filled with compassion for over fifty-three years of married life. Its poetry is at once accessible and elegant, creating a moving experience for the reader. This is the story of what Betty remembered, what she forgot, and what those around her remember for her. As she disappears into Alzheimer's, her family learns a great deal more about who she was and what they loved most about her. Trying to Remember is her story of unwavering hope-and theirs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780557017324
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 2/15/2009
  • Pages: 88
  • Sales rank: 1,014,661
  • Product dimensions: 0.21 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne Crossman is a co-author of Getting the Best Out of College: A Professor, a Dean, and a Student Tell You How to Maximize Your Experience (Ten Speed Press, 2008). She has also written over two dozen children's stories produced by Little Fox Publishing Company and has most recently published her first book of poems, Trying to Remember-a memoir about Alzheimer's.

After teaching English in public high schools and military barracks for five years, she is taking time off from her day job to publish her third book- a humorous guide aimed at easing the study stupor of high school students. Anne studied at both Stanford and Duke University, earning a BA in English and a Certificate of Education, and currently lives with her husband and sons in Seattle, WA.
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