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[Download] ➾ All Things Consoled: A Daughter's Memoir ➼ Elizabeth Hay – Plummovies.info Elizabeth Hay, One Of Canada S Most Beloved Novelists Has Written A Poignant, Complex, And Hugely Resonant Memoir About The Shift She Experienced Between Being Her Parents Daughter To Their Guardian And CaregiverAs The Daughter Takes Charge, And The Writer Takes Notes, Her Mother And Father Are Like Two Legendary Icebergs Floating South They Melt Into The Ocean Of Partial, Painful, Inconsistent, And Funny Stories That A Family Makes Over Time Hay S Eloquent Memoir Distills These Stories Into Basic Truths About Parents And Children And Their Efforts Of Understanding With Her Uncommon Sharpness And Wit, Elizabeth Hay Offers Her Insights Into The Peculiarities Of Her Family S Dynamics Her Parents Marriage, Sibling Rivalries, Miscommunications That Spur Decades Of Resentment All Matched By True And Genuine Love And Devotion Her Parents Are Each Startling Characters In Their Own Right Her Mother Is A True Skinflint Who Would Rather Serve Up Wormy Soup Twice Than Throw Away An Ancient Packet Of Perfectly Good Mix Her Father Is A Proud And Well Mannered Man With A Temper That Can Be Explosive All Things Consoled Is A Startlingly Beautiful Memoir That Addresses The Exquisite Agony Of Family, The Unstoppable Force Of Dementia, And The Inevitability Of Aging


10 thoughts on “All Things Consoled: A Daughter's Memoir

  1. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    Beautiful truthful heartfelt memoir about Elizabeth s aging parents..Elizabeth s brimful relationship at times her parents illness dementia retirement home financial realties.and ultimately loveThe last chapters were especially moving Beautiful truthful heartfelt memoir about Elizabeth s aging parents..Elizabeth s brimful relationship at times her paren


  2. Canadian Canadian says:

    acts of love are never uncomplicated Acclaimed Canadian novelist, Elizabeth Hay has produced a beautifully written and affecting memoir about her parents last years In 2008 when Hay s narrative opens, the frail couple are in their late eighties and living in London, Ontario, a mid sized city in the southwest of the province, some seven hours drive from the


  3. Krista Krista says:

    I was in dangerous personal territory, in fraught border country in which my parents were sliding into neediness and I was rising in power, yet losing my own life


  4. Brandon Forsyth Brandon Forsyth says:

    Emotionally devastating Elizabeth Hay writes with unflinching honesty and lyrical beauty This book feels like a gift.


  5. Ellie Ellie says:

    Heart breaking, personal, authentic, raw not an Alzheimer s book or how to guide a story of one family yet a story of every family Will make you think differently about parenting our parents and how you might handle being parented by your children in the future or making choices not to bevery real and timely conversation starter for our generation People are living so


  6. Lori Bamber Lori Bamber says:

    What a remarkable book Elizabeth Hay is a brilliant, beautiful, effective writer Here she takes on the most difficult subject of all the adult child and her parents in decline Agonizing So honest it is sometimes off putting, freeing us all from the constraints imposed by presenting only our polite and polished selves, the one that is too sweet to be really human If I was a


  7. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    so good elizabeth hay tells a difficult story with grace while this memoir will be relatable for anyone with aging parents and grandparents who are dealing with declining bodies and minds, hay also includes some wonderful insights and observations around end of life care, family dynamics, and family history.


  8. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    Ancient Romans used to distinguish between senectus still lively and decrepitus done for from Akin by Emma Donoghue In this memoir about her relationship with her parents, specifically about their last few years, Hay speaks plainly of her belief that they lived too long, a sentiment they would also have echoed Their final years were marked by illness, depression and her mother s d


  9. Laurie • The Baking Bookworm Laurie • The Baking Bookworm says:

    3.5 STARS This was the first time I had read a book by Canadian author Elizabeth Hay In All Things Consoled, she writes about her complicated relationship with her parents growing up as well as the changing dynamic between herself and her parents as they aged Hay s writing is frank, especially when she discusses her turbulent childhood and the complicated relationship she had with her


  10. ❀ Susan G ❀ Susan G says:

    A tale of consolation, love and coming to terms with the messiness of family as the author cares for her parents as they age Tissues are needed as Hay s says good bye to her parents and reflects on lifetimes of moments as their relationship changed as they aged and declined.


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