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Time to Let Go [Kindle Edition]

Christoph Fischer
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Time to Let Go is a contemporary family drama set in Britain.

Following a traumatic incident at work Stewardess Hanna Korhonen decides to take time off work and leaves her home in London to spend quality time with her elderly parents in rural England. There she finds that neither can she run away from her problems, nor does her family provide the easy getaway place that she has hoped for. Her mother suffers from Alzheimers' disease and, while being confronted with the consequences of her issues at work, she and her entire family are forced to reassess their lives.

The book takes a close look at family dynamics and at human nature in a time of a crisis. Their challenges, individual and shared, take the Korhonens on a journey of self-discovery and redemption.


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  • File Size: 550 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1499130597
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K9G8M8W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,645 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hit a nerve - in a good way May 27, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Alzheimer's, the dynamics of a close family, learning to live with saying goodbye (or not). As a reader, Time To Let Go was an utterly compelling read for me. I'm at the point in my life, where I'm starting to look very closely at caring for my aging parents, so I took a lot of deep breaths reading this. What I loved about Time to Let Go was that it's power was in its simplicity. With chapter titles like "Lunch," "The Pool" and "Dinner," I was able to get into the day to day life of this family in a very intimate way. Their losses were mine, and their love became mine, too. A bittersweet and elegant read.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tragic story May 12, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Christoph Fischer’s newest novel, Time to Let Go, is a tragic story, which ends not with a violent death, but with the slow and deteriorating journey of a loved one’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease. The once vibrant and intelligent Biddy is reduced to being treated like a young child by her husband Walter, who although well intentioned, rages at how powerless he is to control the ravages of her disease: “Dammit! Why can’t she remember?”
The story revolves around an emotionally dysfunctional family. Walter’s controlling and demanding attitude has alienated his three children and he finds himself alone to deal with his ailing wife. The eldest son, Henrik, as rigid and judgemental as the father, focuses solely on boosting his successful career, and only contacts his elderly parents when his business allows curt phone calls and cameo appearances to put them in line. Hanna, the only child to retain any emotion attachment, has succeeded in escaping her father’s overbearing attitude with a busy career with the airlines. The youngest son has given up completely on his father’s and brother’s criticism by embracing an altruistic approach to life: he chooses to spend his time with people who need his help rather than wasting it on a family who refuses it.
This is a well-crafted story with believable characters that keeps the readers enthralled on a highly emotional and intellectual level—definitely a must read.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartrendingly realistic and profoundly intimate. May 29, 2014
By S. Rose
Format:Kindle Edition
As I read Time to Let Go, I often felt as if I’d snuck inside a closet in Walter and Biddy Korhonen’s home, and helplessly watched through the keyhole as they struggled with one of life’s all too familiar tragedies. From time to time, I wanted to take their daughter Hanna and her brother Henrik aside and tell them, “I know you mean well, but you simply can’t push your father to put Biddy in a nursing home before he is completely ready!” The anguish I felt while reading Fischer’s novel made it hard to believe that this was not an actual family chronicle. I have read and thoroughly enjoyed Fischer’s previous three novels and for me, he is continuing to develop his ability to show rather than tell, and moreover, to conjure emotions and elicit self-reflection within the reader in response to the work. Well done!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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Time to Let Go is a fictionalized account of a family dealing with Alzheimer’s. The disorder gets a good deal of attention nowadays even though too little is yet known about it. Alzheimer’s poses a host of challenges, large and small, not only for those who suffer with the disease, but for friends and family who must standby, and step in, as a loved one fades away. Christoph Fischer’s book personalizes all of that, featuring a creditable account of what it’s like for families dealing with the disease. You get a sense for the toll it takes to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. ‘Compassion fatigue’ is a term used in the research and practice arenas where I spent some part of my life studying caregivers and caregiving. It aims to convey how vitiating it can be to care for another person, even when that care is undertaken willingly.

As Fischer’s story also reveals, the aging of family members, in particular when one of them is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, creates opportunity as well as challenge. The title, “Time to Let Go,” aptly captures the theme of loss and acceptance that gets played out in the book. It might just as well have been titled “Time to Take Hold” or “Carpe Diem,” e.g. “seize the day”. An equally important theme in the book has to do with learning to live more fully in the present. That also means making the most of what the present offers, even with all its limitations.

I’m not just talking about the elder couple, Walter and Biddy, at the center of the story, but their children as well. In particular, their daughter, Hanna, caught up in her own midlife crisis. The challenges she faces are many. They include a tragic event at work, loneliness and social isolation, unresolved conflicts with her aging parents, as well as her mother’s affliction with Alzheimer’s.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A realistic and heartwarming story! June 14, 2014
By Angel
Format:Kindle Edition
At first, I was reluctant to read this new novel by Mr. Fischer since my dad is suffering from Alzheimer’s, and I was afraid it might be too painful. Well, I’m glad I read it. It was a realistic and heartwarming story about love, loyalty, and family bonds.

I found myself rooting for Hanna—the protagonist—whose mother was drawn, day by day, into the world of this frightening disease. All members of the family, though, were just as interesting as each one of them, in their own way, tried to make amends and adjust to the new environment and role shifting.

I highly recommend this wonderful tribute to a brave woman and all our loved ones who suffer from this devastating disease.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved loved this book
Beautiful, True To Life Novel very Highly Recommended
An Amazing beautiful well authored novel by Christop.
So emotionally and gripping that all will enjoy. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Anna Othitis
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely a keeper!
First of all - what an absolutely stunning cover!

As for the book itself, it lived up to the expectations as well. This is a very emotional, earnest, and raw read. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Mandus
4.0 out of 5 stars Understanding Alzheimer's Better
I read this book because a dear friend has Alzheimer's disease and I wanted to understand the daily challenges she and her husband are facing. Read more
Published 4 days ago by V. Manderfield
5.0 out of 5 stars This gives a good description of the types of behaviors an Alzheimer...
This gives a good description of the types of behaviors an Alzheimer patient can exhibit. It also gives a great perspective of how the disease affects the family and especially... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Jazziegirl
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as I thought it would be
I felt sorry for the father and his pain in not wanting to let go. I went through the same thing with my mother. Read more
Published 7 days ago by C D C
5.0 out of 5 stars caring for a loved one and trying to keep the family from getting ...
This book is a "must read" for anyone who is watching from the sidelines and think they see clearly what dementia at any of it's stages does to the caregiver(s). Read more
Published 8 days ago by Mary Romitti
2.0 out of 5 stars Good story
slow moving story. A great subject matter of how each family member deals with a crisIs involving a parent
The writing is a little stiff you really don't get to know all the... Read more
Published 8 days ago by margaret gallagher
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it
Good read.
Published 9 days ago by Sylvia mullinax
5.0 out of 5 stars heartwarming
This was a story that really touched my heart. I got into the story right away and didn't want to stop reading till the end. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Suspense and Thriller Lover
4.0 out of 5 stars the book still shows insight into the terrible disease of Alzheimer's...
Although the story lines crossed awkwardly, the book still shows insight into the terrible disease of Alzheimer's and how it effects those closest to the person who has this.
Published 11 days ago by Linda F
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More About the Author

Christoph Fischer was born in Germany as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he is still resident today.
He completed a historical "Three Nations Trilogy" in 2013, comprising of "The Luck of the Weissensteiners", "Sebastian" and "The Black Eagle Inn."
In May 2014 he published his first contemporary novel "Time To Let Go" in May.
He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.

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