An enthralling journey

This masterpiece by C. J. Clark will intrigue those to whom to Alzheimer’s Disease seems a distant mystery and comfort those touched most closely by it. This character-driven novel follows the uncertain paths of a mother and daughter as they find themselves in the shadow of a crippling truth. But do not be mistaken, this story is much more than the sum of its parts. The many voices we encounter along the way shed light into the women’s lives as they once were and give new meaning to who they will ultimately become. Reading this book, I found an immediately accessible storyline, drawing me into the swirling lives of these women. Within the first few pages, I found myself immersed in the people Clark writes, eagerly advancing to join them at each inevitable turn. Each realization is crafted with gripping honesty. Then, as I anticipated what I imagined to be predictable encounters, a plot emerged from the depths of this emotional book which incites an ending of breathless suspense and hastily flipped pages. This beautiful, phenomenal novel is impossible to put down, and inspires repeat readings. Each new visitation reveals greater complexity of character and the same rush of anticipation as the first reading. This is a must-have book for all.