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This compilation of caregivers' personal stories should prove inspiring, supportive, and informative to those responsible for family members or others unable to care for themselves owing to disability or disease. Similar to Nell Casey's An Uncertain Inheritance: Writers on Caring for Family, this book is nevertheless unique because it is not a guide and is not limited to a specific disease, condition, or demographic. Divided into four parts arranged by attributes like commitment, patience, humor, etc., the book also incorporates an informative essay, "Palliative Care and Hospice," broken up into ten segments that are frustratingly difficult to access with no listing in the table of contents. The contributors present disparate aspects of the caregiving experience that range from anger to transcendence. Readers will glean valuable information from each vignette, including pertinent web sites. A resources section features annotated contact information for associations, groups, and organizations supporting caregivers. The entry for the Alzheimer's Foundation lacks a web site listing, although there is one. Suitable for public or health-oriented libraries, especially where other books in the "Voices of" series are popular.
—Lois K. Merry