Blue Moon

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 74% (83 of 112)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 10,936 - Total Helpful Votes: 83 of 112
Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything by Sally Magnusson
A brutally frank insight into an extraordinary family. The author talks of both her parents but the book largely covers her mother, Mamie's, "journey" into dementia. Sally & her siblings play an astonishing role in managing her care so she feels as safe and secure as she made them feel as children. Her mother was a journalist and her life was words - the sections about her losing words and how others and often quick repartee is both amusing and heartbreaking. The story alternates with facts about the brain, dementia and research including information about the researchers. Interesting perspective as her mother is addressed by Sally as "you" throughout
What the Grown-ups Were Doing: An odyssey through &hellip by Michele Hanson
4.0 out of 5 stars A Jewish suburbia, 20 Feb 2014
An amusing anecdotal memoir of 1950sw suburban Ruislip. Fabulous descriptions of food, friends and family mixed in with all things Jewish. Enjoyed it and the writing which really captured the people and the moment.
Perfect by Rachel Joyce
Perfect by Rachel Joyce
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3.0 out of 5 stars Breakdown, 20 Feb 2014
Another story about breakdowns, mental health which I read straight after The Shock of the Fall, I think I preferred the former. This story focuses largely on summer of 1972 - mistakes made and the ensuing tragedies played out to current day. It is a compelling read about hugely flawed characters without, I felt, any uplifting element.

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