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    Has anyone mentioned The Emotional Journey of the Alzheimer Family? You can find that on Amazon. I saw it in the bookstore the other day, and while I was not tempted to relive that journey just now, it looked like a really good relatable read.
    • CommentAuthorJan K
    • CommentTimeJul 20th 2015
     
    Keely,
    Thank you for recommending Tom Zuba's book "Permission to Mourn - A New Way to Do Grief". I ordered it, and immediately read the whole book. It was exactly what I needed to hear (or read).
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    I just re-read Still Alice. Now that I am in the after my thoughts about the book are very different than the first time. Should be must reading for the families coping with early onset disease.
    • CommentAuthorLFL
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2016
     
    Not dementia related but if anyone has a dog suffering from cancer, there is an excellent book "Dog Cancer Survival Guide" by Dr. Damien Dressler, DVM. My little guys has lymphoma. I wish I had know about this excellent reference much sooner.
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    Fifth Mountain, The Cuckoo calling, God of small things
    • CommentAuthorBev*
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2016
     
    Edward Charette, I read two of the books you read and enjoyed both, each quite different. I haven't heard of Fifth Mountain but will be sure to look for it.

    My current recommendation is Kate Atkinson's " A God in Ruins."
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      CommentAuthorol don*
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2017
     
    Speaking of books I recently tried to donate about 50 books to the local VA hospital and was told if they were paperbacks they could make room for them but if they were hard cover they didn't have the space,imagine that,men and women that fought for this country and they didn't have room for some books,I sent an email to the hospital and to this day have never heard back from them,now then if anyone would like some I'll gladly send them free of charge,lots of humor and the latest "Guilty as Sin" best seller by Edward Klein."Armageddon" by Dick Morris also a best seller plus many more,anyone interested email me and I'll try to send a complete list
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      CommentAuthormary75*
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2017
     
    Don, I've had a similar problem, and then I discovered that our local Senior Centre held a book sale every Thursday and were welcoming donations. Nearby churches may, too. A few of them still have rummage sales to raise funds.
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      CommentAuthormary75*
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2017
     
    Don, if "Guilty as Sin" hasn't been spoken for yet, I would very much like to read it. If you need my address, email me. I'll read it on my convalescence from surgery.
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      CommentAuthorol don*
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2017
     
    Yes 75 still have it but for the life of me can't find your mailing address,sorry to hear about surgery,while you know better than most no surgery is "minor' I hope and pray your is minor
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      CommentAuthorol don*
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2017
     
    Whilst going thru the stack of books I found 6-7 by Lewis Grizzard very funny author from Gawja,Billy Graham "Nearing Home" and "The reason for my Hope" "1st Family Detail" by Ron Kessler "Patriots Handbook" Caroline Kennedy Si Cology by Si Robertson(the duck family) and more,free for the asking
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      CommentAuthormary75*
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2017
     
    Ol don, I've just finished reading "Guilty as Sin" that you sent me and want to thank you again. It was just what I needed after surgery, and I looked forward to reading it every day. I'm going to pass it on to my youngest son Jim. We lived in Illinois during the McCarthy hearings and in California when President Kennedy was assassinated, so I've had a little exposure to U.S. politics and find them fascinating. Thanks, dear friend.
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      CommentAuthorol don*
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2017
     
    Glad you enjoyed it,hard to fathom how people can be so crooked and still run the country,I have very little faith in any of them
    • CommentAuthorBev*
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2017
     
    I want to recommend The Summer Guest by Justin Cronin. I so enjoyed it and thought it was a beautiful story.
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      CommentAuthormary75*
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2017
     
    I've ordered it from the library. Thanks for the recommendation, Bev; I'm always on the lookout for a good book. Just finished rereading a collection of E.B. White's essays. His "Death of A Pig" never fails to move me.
    • CommentAuthorBev*
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2017
     
    Mary, I have another one for you, even better that the one above: A Gentleman In Moscow. It's SO good.
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    Thanks, Bev*, the reviews were stellar, so I ordered it on Audiobooks.
    • CommentAuthorBev*
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2017
     
    I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, Marche.
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    Bev*, A Gentleman in Moscow is a gem. Ironically it is on my bookclub list and I didn't even realize it. I am listening to the audiobook and the reader has a cultured voice that adds a wonderful dimension to the book experience. Thanks for taking time to mention the book here.
    • CommentAuthorBev*
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2017
     
    So glad you're enjoying the story, Marche. I know I sure did. I just finished a couple of books and decided I would read a classic, Middlemarch. I try to fit in one every now and then to add to my knowledge. But then I decided I'm going to read The Underground Railroad. I bought a couple of books for my Kindle, something I shouldn't be doing now that I'm a widow. I should be going to the library like Mary.
    • CommentAuthorBev*
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2017
     
    I've been reading some good ones this year. Currently: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri and The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. Wonderful books!
    • CommentAuthorBev*
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2017
     
    Another excellent book this year: LaRose by Louise Erdrich. Such amazing writing - beautiful words. A wonderful story by an excellent storyteller.