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The House on Beartown Road by Elizabeth Cohen
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Apr 20, 2009

really liked it
Recommended for: Any one in the "Sandwich Generation"

Elizabeth Cohen is forty and raising her infant daughter Ava when her father, Sanford Cohen, a noted economics professor and author, comes to live with her. He is eighty, and in the mid-stages of Alzheimer's Disease. This a touching memoir which sugar coats nothing. For a reader, such as myself, who has just reached sixty, and who has dealt with the aging and death of his own parents, and is now trying to be supportive to his in-laws who are falling into that aging pattern, it touched some tender spots. (To say nothing of the that I'm getting close to those senile years myself.)

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