The Wide Circumference of Love: A Novel

The Wide Circumference of Love: A Novel

by Marita Golden

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The Wide Circumference of Love: A Novel by Marita Golden

2018 NAACP Image Award Nominee
An NPR Best Book of 2017

From acclaimed author Marita Golden comes a moving African-American family drama of love and devotion in the face of Alzheimer’s disease.

You just can’t plan for this kind of thing.

Diane Tate certainly hasn’t. She 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 was—and 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 together—until her husband finds love with another resident of the facility. Suddenly faced with an uncertain future, Diane must choose a new path—and discover her own capacity for love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628727364
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 53,528
File size: 588 KB

About the Author

Marita Golden is an acclaimed, award-winning author of more than a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction. As a teacher of writing she has served as a member of the faculties of George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, the Fairfield University, and Johns Hopkins University. She co-founded and serves as president emeritus of Hurston/Wright Foundation. She is the recipient of many awards including the Writers for Writers Award presented by Barnes&Noble and Poets&Writers, and the Fiction Award for her novel After awarded by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

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The Wide Circumference of Love: A Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
JT1969 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Writer tells a fictional story about the effects of the disease not only on the patient but their family. Very interesting and informative read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fascinating and moving account that had me reading into the wee hours.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.