Nominated for a 2018 NAACP Image Award and an NPR Best Book of 2017, a moving African-American family drama of love, devotion, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Diane Tate never expected to slowly lose her talented husband to the debilitating effects of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. As a respected family court judge, she’s spent her life making tough calls, but when her sixty-eight-year-old husband’s health worsens and Diane is forced to move him into an assisted living facility, it seems her world is spinning out of control.
As Gregory’s memory wavers and fades, Diane and her children must reexamine their connection to the man he once wasand learn to love the man he has become. For Diane’ daughter Lauren, it means honoring her father by following in his footsteps as a successful architect. For her son Sean, it means finding a way to repair the strained relationship with his father before it’s too late. Supporting her children in a changing landscape, Diane remains resolute in her goal to keep her family togetheruntil her husband finds love with another resident of the facility. Suddenly faced with an uncertain future, Diane must choose a new pathand discover her own capacity for love.
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About the Author
Marita Golden, cofounder and president emeritus of the Hurston/Wright Foundation, is a veteran teacher of writing and an acclaimed award-winning author of more than a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction. She has served as a member of the faculties of the MFA graduate creative writing programs at George Mason University and Virginia Commonwealth University and in the MA creative writing program at John Hopkins University, and has taught writing internationally to a variety of constituencies. She currently lives in Maryland.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a free book from the Goodreads First Reads giveaways. "What did you do with my memories? My memories, what did you do? Why did you take them away?" This book tells the story of how the Tate family is affected by Alzheimer's. It's heart breaking to read about each family's members emotions while dealing with this terrible disease and all of the losses that accompany this experience. The author does an admirable job giving a realistic & informative view of struggles that any medical illness and especially dementia.
Writer tells a fictional story about the effects of the disease not only on the patient but their family. Very interesting and informative read.
A fascinating and moving account that had me reading into the wee hours.
Thisis an excellent story of the ravages of a disease that is devastating to all who experience it. The characters are well developed and we journey with Diane and Gregory.