For Pauline

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Bachman came into my hands with no previous knowledge of its subject matter and exactly one week after my best friend’s mother Pauline passed away after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

This most touching novella describes a grandfather who has Alzheimer’s disease and conversations with his late wife, son, and grandson. In beautifully written prose, Backman imagines the thoughts of an Alzheimer’s patient who is aware of the progression of the disease and his fear of losing his most precious memories. His grandson Noah gladly and lovingly accepts the responsibility of remembering these things for his grandfather.

Unfortunately, so many people know someone whose life has been touched by Alzheimer’s. I am grateful this wonderful novella came to me just when I needed it and highly recommended it.

The Alzheimer’s Foundation: https://alzfdn.org

About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
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