The Long Hello: Memory, My Mother, and Me de Cathie BorrieThe Long Hello: Memory, My Mother, and Me de Cathie Borrie

The Long Hello: Memory, My Mother, and Me

deCathie Borrie

Couverture rigide | 6 janvier 2015 | Anglais

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A stirring memoir of a daughter caring for a mother with dementia that is sure to become a touchstone for many others.

The Long Hello explores the emotional rewards and challenges that Cathie Borrie experienced in caring for her mother, who was living with Alzheimer’s disease, for seven years. Between the two, a wondrously poetic dialogue develops, which Ms. Borrie further illuminates with childhood memories of her family, and her struggle to maintain a life outside her caregiving responsibilities. The Long Hello demonstrates how caregiving creates an opportunity to experience the change in a relationship that illness necessitates, one in which joy, meaning, and profound intimacy can flourish.

Written in spare, beautiful prose, largely in the form of a dialogue, The Long Hello exquisitely captures the intricacies and nuances of a daughter’s relationship with her mother.
Titre :The Long Hello: Memory, My Mother, and MeFormat :Couverture rigideDimensions de l'article :352 pages, 7,5 × 5,5 × 0,9 poDimensions à l'expédition :7,5 × 5,5 × 0,9 poPublié le :6 janvier 2015Publié par :Simon & SchusterLangue :Anglais

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ISBN - 10 :1476792518

ISBN - 13 :9781476792514

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“Toward the end of illness, the line between sublime and ridiculous is blurry and extraneous. In The Long Hello, that line is barely seen. Out of Borrie’s personal mayhem emerged compassion, the realest, most onerous thing there is.”