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The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage Through Alzheimer´s

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Description for The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage Through Alzheimer´s Hardback. During her mother's long death from Alzheimer's, Jeanne Murray Walker learned to navigate the memories and history that connects her to her mother, her family and her own childhood in hopeful and beautiful ways. Num Pages: 368 pages. BIC Classification: BM; MJND; VFJB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 217 x 138 x 31. Weight in Grams: 494.

Tens of millions of Americans either suffer from Alzheimer's or care for someone who does. In a single generation, that number will triple. Jeanne Murray Walker's memoir speaks with compassionate wisdom about the gifts that wait to be discovered even in the midst of this grim disease. As Walker cares for her mother during her heartrending decline, she, her sister and her mother develop closer ties. The intimate look at illness and death-hardly acknowledged by our culture-becomes another sort of gift and after spending thousands of hours with her mother, Jeanne begins to recover her own early memories and understand ... Read more

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About Jeanne Murray Walker
Jeanne Murray Walker, poet, playwright, and teacher, is the author of seven books of poetry and is a Professor of English at The University of Delaware, where she heads the Creative Writing Concentration. She lives with her husband outside Philadelphia. They are the parents of two children and grandparents of three grandchildren.

Reviews for The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage Through Alzheimer´s
In a kind of family alchemy, a mother's failing memory somehow excites the synapses of her daughter's. The result is a child-adult memoir of grace, poignancy, and rich compassion. - Philip Yancey, bestselling author At once heart-wrenching and richly rewarding, intimate and objective, coldly cutting, and full of clear-eyed promise, THE GEOGRAPHY OF MEMORY is a beautiful gathering of ... Read more

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