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Montpelier Tomorrow (2023)
Tekijä: Marylee MacDonald
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Tämä arvostelu kirjoitettiin LibraryThingin Varhaisia arvostelijoita varten.I am pleased that I received a copy of this book from LibraryThing. It is an amazing read. The characters are real. The conversations are honest and heartwarming, sad and funny. I am taken back by the scenes where the main character visits another family dealing with the same issue on a whole different level. It's the kind of book that you do not want to put down once you pick it up. There are so many times when the characters thoughts and actions remind me of folks I know. The story flows very well and it's easy to get lost in it. I highly recommend this book and will definitely get other books by the same author.
I found this book to be a great story however, it was all family drama. I was waiting to read some good points in the story. Yes, it is sad when someone so young is diagnosed with a terminal illness such as ALS- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at a young age. Another name for the disease is Lou Gehrig's Disease which has different stages. Tony's was a fast aggressive type which left him and his family in turmoil.
Throughout the entire story, I felt bad for Tony because no one asked or thought about what he was going through. Yes, they did some family events but I got the feeling from most of the family that Tony was a burden even his parents seemed uncaring emotionally. His Mother-in-law did the best she could by staying with the family and helping her daughter through the different issues that arose. Mother and daughter did not have a close relationship so that put more stress on everyone.
I wished the author would have written more about Tony's ailments and the disease. It is a sad issue the whole family needed some good positive actions in between the hard times, especially with young children in the family. The author provides a realistic view of how tough day-to-day living is as a caregiver to an adult with ALS. MacDonald showed the reader all the frustrations, the anger, and the heavy physical aspect it takes on the family, however, Tony is dying!
This is a book about a family dealing with a diagnosis of ALS. It outlines in detail all the physical and mental struggles, the anger, the tempers, the rage and more that a family deals with when faced with a life threatening disease. It is overwhelming.
I found the book to be depressing. Mom Colleen, 54, lost her husband when she was a young wife, with 2 children, and pregnant with the 3rd. Now a teacher in Chicago, she is starting to plan for retirement, yet gets a call to help her daughter, Sandy, before she has her 2nd child. While there, the diagnosis of ALS for her husband Tony is delivered. Sandy and Tony take Colleen for granted. There is a lot of unsettled anger and resentment. Death on top of death.
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Mid-life mom, Colleen Gallagher, would do anything to keep her children from harm. When her daughter's husband falls ill with ALS, Colleen moves in, juggling the multiple roles of grandma, cook, and caregiver, only to discover that even her best efforts can't fix what's wrong.
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