When Color Fades is a powerful novel filled with page turning drama. It plunges headlong into the struggles of a erratic mother and daughter forced to face the things they have managed to avoid for decades as they begin to change roles–a painful but necessary road to closure before it’s too late. The author’s clear understanding of all aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease is expertly woven into the story line without making the story about the disease exactly. This story and its vivid characters will hold you long after you finish reading it. It is gripping, moving, alarmingly real, poignant, funny, heart-warming and beautifully written. One of the best books I’ve read in a long time….