The long hello : memory, my mother, and me / Cathie Borrie.
- 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library||362.196 BOR (Text)||33187004074775||Nonfiction||Available||-|
|Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse||920 BOR BORRIE (Text)||50577011033368||Adult Biography||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781628726640 : HRD
- ISBN: 1628726644 : HRD
- Physical Description: 226 pages ; 21 cm
- Edition: First U.S. edition.
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Perseus Distribution Services, 2016.
|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.
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