Lillie Claire Glidden is unraveling. She knows she's in trouble when she finds her wallet and keys deep in the refrigerator, smelling of lettuce and forgetfulness. And not even her favorite California red wine can dull the pain of the dreaded diagnosis: Alzheimer's.
As language starts to fail her and words disappear, Lillie Claire is determined to find a way to pass on the lessons she learned as a child on a Southern porch. Surrounded by family and caregivers, she fights to hold on to the details of her life, and to recognize the woman in the mirror for as long as possible.
Told from Lillie Claire's perspective, All the Dancing Birds offers beautiful and terrifying insight into the secret mind of those touched-and ultimately changed-by the mystery of Alzheimer's disease.
|Publisher:||Marcanti Clarke Literary Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A WONDERFUL BOOK! Auburn McCanta truly amazed me with All The Dancing Birds. As a fellow writer, I have a critical eye, but I was very pleased and excited by this wonderful novel. It is very well and creatively written. To even imagine writing from the Point of View of the person suffering from Alzheimer's disease is daring and yet she carries it off. I really came to care for each of the characters and feel like they still have a place in my imagination. I had two grandparents die from this disease and so I took my time to read it as it brought up some painful feelings at times, but overall it is a story of hope and the bravery of a woman dealing with the loss and confusion that becomes her world. It is written with such empathy. I know the author's sister suffers from this disease, so she knows it intimately in that way, but she also did extensive research and her compassion for people in general shines through. All the Dancing Birds is one of my favorite books of the last few years. It is a must read! LC
This is a great book! I read it several months ago, and there are descriptions, scenes and dialog that still stick with me. Very compelling story - yes, about Alzheimer's - but ultimately about family, relationships, and how we know who we are. Love it!
Wonderfully descriptive and helpful for me dealing with a very good friend of 30+ years, in the final stages of Alzheimers, he is 70 and been suffering for about 10 years.
I am mid book and it is warm, funny, sad, compelling, superbly written and not to be missed. LOVE it. A very realistic perspective on what it must like for those who suffer from this disease.