By Nancy Avery Dafoe
In this evocative memoir, Nancy Avery Dafoe stocks the heart-wrenching adventure of taking good care of her sick mom as she struggled, and eventually misplaced her conflict, with Alzheimer’s illness. Weaving poetry all through, Dafoe tells her family’s tale within the desire of aiding those who find themselves navigating the murky waters of Alzheimer’s. She provides varied ways and sensible suggestion for facing the tricky existence transition that happens whilst mom and dad develop into unwell. At its heart, An Iceberg in Paradise isn't just a tribute to like within the face of loss but in addition an exploration of reminiscence, our human connections, and retaining on until eventually there's not anything left to hold.
“Beautifully written, An Iceberg in Paradise expresses Nancy Avery Dafoe’s very own event as a friend staring at the sluggish but relentless failing of her cherished mom. I enjoyed Dafoe’s sincere means of writing concerning the soreness, confusion, anger, frustration, and sorrow of her trip together with her mom and her mother’s ‘passage.’ it is a own, very human memoir that any one facing Alzheimer’s in a mother or father or wife could locate beneficial and supportive.” — Alison Jacob, LCSW
“I discovered this publication relatively relating many degrees. As we child boomers age and our mom and dad live longer mostly, all of us want info and to listen to others’ tales in their studies with this because it may possibly good impact many folks on a really own level.” — Mark Marshall, LCSW
Nancy Avery Dafoe is a author and English educator. She is the writer of Breaking Open the field: A advisor for inventive innovations to enhance educational Writing and Generate severe Thinking and Writing Creatively: A Guided magazine to utilizing Literary Devices. She lives in Homer, New York.
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