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A BITTERSWEET SEASON Caring for Our Aging Parents--And Ourselves

by | Read by Kate Reading

Personal Growth • 15.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

A NEW YORK TIMES journalist documents the heart-wrenching choices she and her brother faced in caring for their mother during her last years. The lengthy but compelling narrative describes the relentless apprehension she felt about her mother’s deteriorating health and the frustrations she had with byzantine federal healthcare regulations and the shortcomings of private facilities. The dominant tone in Kate Reading’s flawless performance is resignation and persistence. While keeping the melodrama out of this very personal documentary, she captures the author’s determined efforts to arrange the best care for her mother in the midst of overworked care providers, dwindling financial resources, and her mother’s outspoken unhappiness. With a plethora of wisdom and good advice, this is an eye-opening look at end-of-life challenges and how current institutions are handling them. T.W. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2011]



Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2011

CD ISBN 9781452602097 $39.99 • Thirteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781452652092 $29.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2011

CD ISBN 9781452632094 $95.99 • Thirteen CDs

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