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Poems that capture the bitter and the sweet of the caregiver's journey through Alzheimer's disease, inspired by the author's care of her mother and visits to the nursing home.
Paperback, 50 pages
Published October 22nd 2012 by Moonbridge Publications
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Kathleen Pooler
Feb 19, 2013 Kathleen Pooler rated it it was amazing
Linda Austin’s book of heart-wrenching poems was inspired by caring for her mother in the late stages of Alzheimer’s as she visited her in the nursing home. She captures the essence of heartbreak, bittersweet love and progressive loss that the Alzheimer’s condition creates for families.
Her poems are in haiku and deliver powerful messages with brevity and simplicity. I found myself transported into the nursing home with her as she interacts with her mother and other residents. Her poems evoke the
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Angie
May 23, 2013 Angie rated it it was amazing
I won this book through a random drawing from a fellow blogger. My mother, like the author's mother, is suffering from Alzheimer's and let me tell you--that insidious disease really packs a punch! I was hoping to read some transportive poetry from Linda Austin that would enlighten me about the progression of the stages. When I found the poetry was fiercely packed into less than 15 lines per page, I was initially disappointed. Yet, it was wholly perfect and so difficult to digest at some points b ...more
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Linda wrote her mother's memoir, Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, a WWII Japan story of history and culture. She now encourages lifewriting via her website and helps new authors learn the ropes of self-publishing. Other books include Poems That Come to Mind, a short collection of mostly haiku and tanka for caregivers of those with dementia, and Battlefield Doc, a Korean War memoir she put together for ...more
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