Retail pak Random House Audio 2003
CD ISBN 0739301918 $29.95 Five CDs
Novelist Miller shows here that not only can she write a fine and sensitive tale, but she can read it as well. Step by loving step, she takes us painfully through her father's descent into the mindlessness that is Alzheimer's. We learn of the disease and of her father--scholar, minister, singer of silly songs, a gentle counterpart to her outspoken and moody mother. Miller demonstrates in word and tone the bewilderment, anxiety, sadness, and sense of futility felt by all those close to Alzheimer's patients. From the opening description of the phone call from the Massachusetts police who have found her father wandering to the closing explanation of why it took over 10 years to write this story, we are taken on an intensely personal and revealing journey by a wise and intelligent guide. J.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 03]
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