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The Things We Keep: A Novel Kindle Edition
Praise for The Things We Keep:
"A devastatingly beautiful love story" ?People
"A poignant testament to the immeasurable and restorative power of love.... Sure to appeal to fans of Jojo Moyes, Jodi Piccoult, and Lisa Genova; book clubs will be lining up." ―Library Journal, starred review
"Hepworth’s debut, The Secrets of Midwives, was critically acclaimed, and it’s always a formidable task to impress readers with a second novel. But with The Things We Keep, Hepworth proves that literary lightning can indeed strike twice." ―BookPage
"A compelling read that touches on important themes, not least the different forms that love may take. Sally Hepworth succeeds by engaging our common humanity, capacity for love and sense of humour." ―Graeme Simsion, New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Project
About the Author
- ASIN : B00ZOO3TOG
- Publisher : St. Martin's Press; 1st edition (January 19, 2016)
- Publication date : January 19, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 597 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 368 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #37,908 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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At thirty-eight years old, Anna Forster is suffering from early onset dementia. She moves into an assisted living facility where she meets Luke, the only person who is even remotely close to her in age. And while time might not be on their side, they develop a connection and Anna knows she's going to have to fight to remember what is most important in life.
I apologize that my synopsis kinda sucks but it's tricky to really describe the plot as it has alternating timelines and also other character perspectives like Eve, the cook at the facility, and her young daughter Clementine who are both struggling to start over. So the book is unique in the fact that not only do you get to witness Anna as her memory begins to fade but also how her caretakers and family are dealing with it as well. By the end of the book you do feel like you also know the other residents in the assisted living facility as they each have an interesting backstory.
Love is such a powerful theme of the book and I'm not just talking about romantic relationships, but also the love you share with a child, parent, or sibling and even just plain, old friendship. This story really tugged on my heartstrings. There is so much sadness in the book , but even in darkness there is light. There are some special moments in the story that in my opinion make the book well worth reading even though it is a tough, emotional read.
My mother was a long term care resident in assisted.living in a midwestern US facility. The long term care home of this story did not function according to any standards that I knew were in existence 30 years ago. I never observed attempts to keep memory compromised people apart, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. I do know that building safety standards were much greater than those described in this book.
The author has tried to get inside the brain of someone afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease and has created an interesting alternative vocabulary. It may be a bit hard to follow, but this alternative brings home the great frustration experienced by someone who is losing his or her recall of language and time snd place.
The two unusually young people afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease are the essence of the story although there are several “side plots” interwoven.
One is constantly reminded of “loss” and how it affects us from childhood on.
Top reviews from other countries
I know it's a strange way to describe a book but it's so beautifully written I didn't want it to ever end.
I am going to recommend this book to anyone who will listen.
In my working life I have worked for many years with patients with dementia.And have seen very early onset cases.This is such a emotional subject, but beautifully written.
This showed that any age can have this disease and not just older people.
I was very drawn into the story and I got quite upset and did withdraw many tears.
I give this book 5 stars.