The Geography of Memory

The Geography of Memory

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Award-winning poet Jeanne Murray Walker tells an extraordinarily wise, witty, and quietly wrenching tale of her mother's long passage into dementia. This powerful story explores parental love, profound grief, and the unexpected consolation of memory. While Walker does not flinch from the horrors of qthe ugly twins, aging and death, q her eye for the apt image provides a window into unexpected joy and humor even during the darkest days. This is a multi-layered narrative of generations, faith, and friendship. As Walker leans in to the task of caring for her mother, their relationship unexpectedly deepens and becomes life-giving. Her mother's memory, which more and more dwells in the distant past, illuminates Walker's own childhood. She rediscovers and begins to understand her own past, as well as to enter more fully into her mother's final years. THE GEOGRAPHY OF MEMORY is not only a personal journey made public in the most engaging, funny, and revealing way possible, here is a story of redemption for anyone who is caring for or expecting to care for ill and aging parents-and for all the rest of us as well.A Pilgrimage Through Alzheimera#39;s Jeanne Murray Walker. shoulder, outfitted in twin dresses. Wea#39;re facing the camera ... Ia#39;m pretty good with insurance and roofers and buttons and circuit breakers. I know how to climb into our dark basementanbsp;...


Title:The Geography of Memory
Author: Jeanne Murray Walker
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2013-09-03
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