Friday, July 11, 2014

Every Waking Moment Book Review



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About the Book

Treha Langsam is a mysterious young woman who has fallen through the cracks, much like many of the elderly people she works with at Desert Gardens Retirement Home. But Miriam Howard, director of the facility, sees her extraordinary gift and untapped potential. Treha is a whisperer of sorts, calling those who have slipped into dementia back to a life of vibrant, if only temporary, clarity.When Treha's and Miriam's stories intertwine with a documentary team looking for stories of the elderly, Treha's gift is uncovered, and the search begins for answers to the mysteries of her past. As their paths converge, each person is forced to face the same difficult question: "What if this is as good as my life gets?"An uplifting, human tale of an ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift. (Goodreads)

My Review
 I wasn't sure what to expect but I enjoy books that include older people because there is usually a deep story line with the characters. This book is unique because it takes you into Treha's life as she helps older people with dementia. I really can't imagine what this type of situation would be like, I've never been around it but it takes a patient caring person. I really like Miriam's character because she stands up for the people who can't stand up for themselves.
This book has so many layers that I wasn't expecting and a bit of mystery.

Parts of the story got a bit long for me and it was a little hard to get into the story line but once you get into the book it's interesting.

Four stars.
 

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1 comment:

  1. I helped care for a woman with dementia a while back. I would probably enjoy this book!

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