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Author Borrie, Cathie, author.

Title The long hello : memory, my mother, and me / Cathie Borrie.

Publication Info. New York : Arcade Publishing, 2016


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    362.1968 BOR    Available
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 226 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Previously published: Vancouver : Nightwing Press, c2010.
Summary "The Long Hello distills the seven years the author spent caring for her mother into a page-turning memoir that offers insight into the "altering world of the dementia mind." During that time, Borrie recorded brief conversations she had with her mother that revealed the transformations within--and sometimes yielded an almost Zenlike poetry. She includes selections from them in chapters about her experience that are as evocative as diary entries. Her mother was the emotional pillar and sometime breadwinner in a home touched by a birth father's alcoholism, a brother's early death, divorce, and a stepfather's remoteness. In Borrie's spare prose, her mother's story becomes a family's story as well a deeply loving portrait that embraces life"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Borrie, Cathie -- Biography.
Borrie, Joan -- Biography.
Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Care -- British Columbia -- Vancouver.
Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Family relationships -- British Columbia -- Vancouver.
Mothers and daughters -- British Columbia -- Vancouver -- Biography.
Vancouver (B.C.).
ISBN 9781628726640 (hardback)
1628726644 (hardback)

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