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The Story of My Father by Sue Miller
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Feb 07, 2010

really liked it
Recommended to Sull by: Library find.
Read in February, 2010

This was very good, following Sue Miller on her sometimes funny, mostly difficult & often painful journey to bear witness to her father's final years of Alzheimers decline. She's unfailingly honest & digs deep into her own actions & reactions with her dad as he morphed from a lovely, gentle academic into a lost & occasionally troubled soul waiting for the end. The end mercifully comes for Alzheimers folks, accelerating as one faculty after another becomes impaired & dysfunctional. She was brave to take him on (seemingly no one else in the family was willing to stay so close to him as he approached the end) & she was brave to write this book about it, not sparing herself or him from her lazer-sharp observations of the reality for them both. . . .
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