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.

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