SUMMARY ´ All Things Consoled A Daughter's Memoir

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Devotion Her parents are each startling characters in their own right her mother is a true skinflint who would rather serve up wormy soup twice than throw away an ancient packet of perfectly good mix her father is a proud and well mannered man with a temper that can be explosive All Things Consoled is a startlingly beautiful memoir that addresses the exuisite agony of family the unstoppable force of dementia and the inevitability of aging 35 STARS This was the first time I had read a book by Canadian author Elizabeth Hay In All Things Consoled she writes about her complicated relationship with her parents growing up as well as the changing dynamic between herself and her parents as they aged Hay s writing is frank especially when she discusses her turbulent childhood and the complicated relationship she had with her parents Through the ups and downs her love for her parents is the focus of the book and there are some emotional scenes There were some issues which were hard to read and others were emotional so readers who can relate to dealing with aging parents may want to keep the Kleenex handy I couldn t relate as much to Hay s experiences and that may have influenced my feelings for the book The vast majority of reviewers have raved about this book and while I feel odd rating someone s life experiences I didn t feel as connected to the book as I had hopedDisclaimer My sincere thanks to the publisher for my complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

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All Things Consoled A Daughter's Memoir

Consoled A MOBI #240 Elizabeth Hay one of Canada's most beloved novelists has written a poignant complex and hugely resonant memoir about the shift she experienced between being her parents' daughter to their guardian and caregiverAs the daughter takes charge and the writer takes notes her mother and father are like two legendary icebergs floating south They melt into All Things eBook #8608 the ocean of partial painful inconsistent and fun Beautiful truthful heartfelt memoir about Elizabeth s aging parentsElizabeth s brimful relationship at times her parents illness dementia retirement home financial realtiesand ultimately loveThe last chapters were especially moving

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Ny stories that a family makes over time Hay's elouent memoir distills these stories into basic truths about parents and children and their efforts of understanding With her uncommon sharpness and wit Elizabeth Hay offers her insights into the peculiarities of her family's dynamics her parents' marriage sibling rivalries Things Consoled A ePUB #8608 miscommunications that spur decades of resentment all matched by true and genuine love and Heart breaking personal authentic raw not an Alzheimer s book or how to guide a story of one family yet a story of every family Will make you think differently about parenting our parents and how you might handle being parented by your children in the future or making choices not to bevery real and timely conversation starter for our generation People are living so much longer than in our grandparent s generation changes the playing field In my mother s fairly small home there are 7 residents over 100And the writing is beautiful the kind that flows and paints gorgeous pictures


10 thoughts on “All Things Consoled A Daughter's Memoir

  1. says:

    Beautiful truthful heartfelt memoir about Elizabeth's aging parentsElizabeth's brimful relationship at times her parents illness dementia retirement home financial realtiesand ultimately loveThe last chapters were especially moving

  2. says:

    “acts of love are never uncomplicated” Acclaimed Canadian novelist Elizabeth Hay has produced a beautifully written a

  3. says:

    I was in dangerous personal territory in fraught border country in which my parents were sliding into neediness and I was rising in power yet losing my own life All Things Consoled is esteemed Canadian novelist Elizabeth Hay's account of taking on the role as her parents' primary family contact as they reached their final years Complicating this always demanding function is the difficult relationship that Hay h

  4. says:

    Emotionally devastating Elizabeth Hay writes with unflinching honesty and lyrical beauty This book feels like a gift

  5. says:

    Heart breaking personal authentic raw not an Alzheimer's book or how to guide a story of one family yet a story of every family Will make you think differently about parenting our parents and how you might handle being parented by your children in the future or making choices not to bevery real and timely conversation starter for o

  6. says:

    What a remarkable book Elizabeth Hay is a brilliant beautiful effective writer Here she takes on the most difficult subject of all the adult child and her parents in decline Agonizing So honest it is sometimes off putting f

  7. says:

    so good elizabeth hay tells a difficult story with grace while this memoir will be relatable for anyone with aging parents and grandparents who are dealing with declining bodies and minds hay also includes some wonderful insights and observations around end of life care family dynamics and family history

  8. says:

    “Ancient Romans used to distinguish between senectus still lively and decrepitus done for” from Akin by Emma Donoghue In this memoir about her relationship with her parents specifically about their last few years Hay speaks plainly of her belief that they lived too long a sentiment they would also have echoed Their final years were marked by illness depression and her mother’s dementia; it was all so difficult and

  9. says:

    35 STARS This was the first time I had read a book by Canadian author Elizabeth Hay In All Things Consoled she writes about her complicated relationship with her parents growing up as well as the changing dynamic between herself and her parents as they aged Hay's writing is frank especially when she discusses her turbulent childhood and the complicated relationship she had with her parents Through the ups and

  10. says:

    A tale of consolation love and coming to terms with the messiness of family as the author cares for her parents as they age Tissues are needed as Hay's says good bye to her parents and reflects on lifetimes of moments as their relationship changed as they aged and declined

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