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The long hello : memory, my mother, and me / Cathie Borrie.

Borrie, Cathie, author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rochester Library 362.196 BOR (Text) 33187004074775 Nonfiction - R Available -
Syracuse Turkey Creek Township Public Library - Syracuse 920 BOR BORRIE (Text) 50577011033368 Adult Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781628726640 : HRD
  • ISBN: 1628726644 : HRD
  • Physical Description: 226 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Perseus Distribution Services 2016.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "A powerful, ground-shifting account of caring for a parent with Alzheimer's about which Maya Angelou exclaimed, "Joy!" The Long Hello distills the seven years the author spent caring for her mother into a page-turning memoir that offers insight into the "altering world of the dementia mind." During that time, Borrie recorded brief conversations she had with her mother that revealed the transformations within-and sometimes yielded an almost Zenlike poetry. She includes selections from them in chapters about her experience that are as evocative as diary entries. Her mother was the emotional pillar and sometime breadwinner in a home touched by a birth father's alcoholism, a brother's early death, divorce, and a stepfather's remoteness. In Borrie's spare prose, her mother's story becomes a family's story as well a deeply loving portrait that embraces life. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Borrie, Cathie.
Borrie, Joan > Mental health.
Alzheimer's disease > Patients > Care > British Columbia > Vancouver.
Alzheimer's disease > Patients > Family relationships > British Columbia > Vancouver.
Mothers and daughters > British Columbia > Vancouver > Biography.
Vancouver (B.C.) > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues.

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