Published: October 17, 2013 by Telemachus Press
When I first started this book I wasn't actually a huge fan. But I kept reading. Happily about a third of the way into the book I found myself quite enjoying myself. This is definitely one where I'm glad I stuck with it.
Ruth is at the end of her life dying of cancer, but as she approaches the end she realizes she's not sure what will happen to her daughter, Denise, who she's always had to care for because of her special needs. Luckily her best friend, Georgia is able to help with the transition, and also helps to inspire Ruth to write her memoirs.
It was at the point where I started reading the chapters of Ruth's memoirs that my opinion changed on this book. It makes sense in way since that I wasn't able to identify with an 80-year-old dying of cancer. Instead in her memoirs she's in her late teens trying to find her herself. It's also when both Denise and Georgia became a part of her life.
In some ways I think I may have enjoyed the story more if it was only the memoir chapters. But then again, the present day chapters are really what give the rest of the story its framework. I'm not sure if the book would have nearly as much of in impression if we didn't know the reason why Ruth was writing her memoirs.
Obviously, this isn't necessarily a book I fell in love with. But still, looking back on it, I do get a warm fuzzy feeling.
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