Keeper

Ebook $11.99

Three Rivers Press | Aug 17, 2010 | 336 Pages | ISBN 9780307719133

  • Paperback$15.00

    Broadway Books | Oct 25, 2011 | 336 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780307719126

  • Ebook$11.99

    Three Rivers Press | Aug 17, 2010 | 336 Pages | ISBN 9780307719133

Praise

“Forthright, smartly researched, and warmly recounted…Gillies writes with a novelist’s eye for detail, and her unflinching rendering of Nancy’s excruciating loss of self is skillfully and tenderly drawn…An invaluable resource.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“With an economy of expression, an eye for detail and a storyteller’s knack for dialogue, Gillies charts Nancy’s terrible course from doddering to vicious and her own decline into caregiver dementia…An unvarnished cautionary tale.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
 
“The key to Gillies’ personal strength resides in the numerous literary and philosophical observations she frequently quotes and from which she draws inspiration in this awesome chronicle.” Booklist (starred review)

Praise from Abroad for KEEPER
 
“This is one of the most moving and important books that I have read on Alzheimer’s.” — John Bayley, Author of Elgy for Iris

“Overflows with history, literature…[a] compassionate account.” Times Literary Supplement
 
“A painfully honest account.” —Daily Express
 
“The most poignant aspect of Keeper is the way Gillies traces the increasingly unbearable pressures that are placed on carers as patients progress from memory lapses, not remembering important life events and no longer recognizing family members, to the final advanced stage that Gillies calls the ‘darkest shadow.’” —The Lancet
 
“Andrea Gillies’s account of living with Alzheimer’s is the perfect fusion of narrative with enough memorable science not to choke you. It’s a fantastic book—down to earth and darkly comic in places.” —The Psychologist
 
“In Keeper there is hope and humanity and the warmth of sacrifice.” —Catholic Herald
 
“Deeply moving.” —Daily Mail

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