Saturday, February 13, 2016
The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth
This is a beautiful story told alternately by 3 different characters. First there is Anna, 38 years old, with Alzheimer's and now living in an assisted living facility. She struggles with confusion as her room has 3 doors and she never knows which one leads to the hall, which one to the restroom, and which to her closet. The book gives a thoughtful look at what it must be like to have Alzheimer's. Next, is Eve, who has taken a job as cook and housekeeper at the assisted living facility since her husband committed suicide after being caught in a Madoff-like scheme and we also hear from Eve's 7 year old daughter Clementine who has to deal with the suicide of her father and a mean girl at school. I received this book free to review from Netgalley and I highly recommend it.