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The Family on Beartown Road: A Memoir of Love and Courage

The Family on Beartown Road: A Memoir of Love and Courage

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A New York Times Notable BookThe Family on Beartown Road is Elizabeth Cohen’s true and moving portrait of love and courage. Elizabeth, a member of the “sandwich generation”—those caught in the middle, simultaneously caring for their children and for their aging parents—is the mother of baby Ava and the daughter of Daddy, and responsible for both. In this story full of everyday triumphs, first steps, and an elder’s confusion, Ava finds each new picture, each new word, each new song, something to learn greedily, joyfully. Daddy is a man in his twilight years, for whom time moves slowly and lessons are not learned but quietly, frustratingly forgotten. Elizabeth, a suddenly single mother with a career and a mortgage and a hamperful of laundry, finds her world spiraling out of control. Faced with mounting disasters, she chooses to confront life head-on, and to see the unique beauty in each and every moment.Imbued with an unquenchable spirit, The Family on Beartown Road takes us on a journey through the remarkable landscape that is family.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A New York Times Notable BookThe Family on Beartown Road is Elizabeth Cohen’s true and moving portrait of love and courage. Elizabeth, a member of the “sandwich generation”—those caught in the middle, simultaneously caring for their children and for their aging parents—is the mother of baby Ava and the daughter of Daddy, and responsible for both. In this story full of everyday triumphs, first steps, and an elder’s confusion, Ava finds each new picture, each new word, each new song, something to learn greedily, joyfully. Daddy is a man in his twilight years, for whom time moves slowly and lessons are not learned but quietly, frustratingly forgotten. Elizabeth, a suddenly single mother with a career and a mortgage and a hamperful of laundry, finds her world spiraling out of control. Faced with mounting disasters, she chooses to confront life head-on, and to see the unique beauty in each and every moment.Imbued with an unquenchable spirit, The Family on Beartown Road takes us on a journey through the remarkable landscape that is family.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Publish date: Dec 18, 2007
Added to Scribd: Sep 06, 2013
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9780307432193
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tututhefirst_1 reviewed this
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A well-written memoir about life with a one=year old child and an eighty year old father with Alzheimer's. The author, a journalist for a local periodical in upstate New York, tells the story of living in the harsh winter after having moved from Arizona, being abandoned by her husband after only 2 mos of her father's coming, and dealing with the rising linguistic abilities of her daughter, and the lose of words and memories on her father's part. "Daddy walks around now this way, dropping pieces of language behind him. The baby following picking them up." and she sums up her part of the story when she says "Writing gives me a sense of control. It has it's own special alchemy. I can make what is terrible turn beautiful." The story is poignant in its outlook, but surprisingly not a tear jerker. It is inspiring.
tourdefrance_1 reviewed this
Great book of forgetting and remembering-- records a year in which the author cared for both her Alzheimer dad and her one year old daughter. Comedy and sadness go hand in hand, lovely writing-- great scene where she thinks of people in Africa needing to be rescued during a flood.

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