What to Read: Book Reviews From Real Simple Readers
All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother’s Dementia. With Refreshments, by Alex Witchel
Reviewer: Meena Sajwani; age 29; married; New York City.
Meena’s assessment: In this warm memoir, Witchel recounts her mother’s mental decline and the solace she derived from preparing family recipes. I related to the author’s desire to hold fast to her mother. My mom embodies so much: family, traditions, home. I worry about how I’ll cope when she passes away someday. This book was a comfort, reminding me that nothing can ever rob me of her love.
To buy: $27, amazon.com.
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