Carol's Reviews > Goodbye, Vitamin
bookshelves: kindle, fiction, netgalley, published-2017, 200, debut, read-2017, health
GOODBYE, VITAMIN is a light read about a heavy subject matter......Alzheimer's.
It is about a husband/father with declining "lapses in memory....a forgotten betrayal....a special love for daughter Ruth....and the various ways family members keep him eating, involved, happy and active....some are so very touching.
It is about....and a bit heavy.... on daughter Ruth's personal life, her past and most recent relationship...the breakup... and her reconnection with an old girlfriend.
You'll also find here quite a few healthy eating tips and fun bits of trivia, BUT...honestly, what I wanted and expected was more time with dad in the storyline....like the memories with mom....like the childhood conversations with Ruth from the little red notebook....they were wonderful, but ended all too soon.
Very decent fictional debut; but (for me) the story lost focus with too much time spent away from dad. Perhaps that was the point....to show that caregivers have lives too....I'm not sure.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Henry Holt & Company for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.