Release Date: August 21/2014
Acquired: E-copy provided by publisher
Mid-life mom, Colleen Gallagher would do anything to protect her children from harm. When her daughter's husband falls ill with ALS, Colleen rolls up her sleeves and moves in, juggling the multiple roles of grandma, cook, and caregiver, only to discover that even her superhuman efforts can't fix what's wrong.
"An affecting, deeply honest novel; at the same time, a lacerating indictment of our modern health care system."--Kirkus Reviews
"A heartrending story of love, loss and the endurance of the human spirit."--Literary Fiction Book Review
"Characters are vivid, relatable, and all too imperfectly human." --Jewell Parker Rhodes
"Each time I have reread this novel, I have felt rewarded by the connection it offers to the central character, Colleen. I can think of no single page in which her voice is not an irreplaceable gift to the reader." --Kevin McIlvoy
"An engrossing account of the impossible choices faced by caregivers..." --Kathryn Shonk