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Elizabeth, suddenly a single mother with a career, a mortgage and a hamper of laundry, finds her world spiraling out of control yet full of beauty. Caring for her elderly father, and raising her daughter, Ava, brings triumphs, first steps, and elderly confusion. Faced with mounting disasters, Elizabeth chooses to confront life head-on.
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tiful book, Elizabeth Cohen gives us a true and moving portrait of the love and courage of a family.
Elizabeth, a member of the “sandwich generation”―people caught in the middle, simultaneously caring for their children and for their aging parents―is the mother of Ava and the daughter of Daddy, and responsible for both. Hers is the story of a woman’s struggle to keep her family whole, to raise her child in a house of laughter and love, and to keep her father from hiding the house keys in his slippers.
In this story full of everyday triumphs, first steps, and elderly confusion, Ava, a baby, finds each new picture, each new word, each new song, something to learn greedily, joyfully. Daddy is a man in his twilight years for whom time moves slowly and lessons are not learned but quietly, frustratingly forgotten. Elizabeth, a suddenly single mother with a career and a mortgage and a hamper of laundry, finds her world spiraling out of control yet full
“The adventure and peril of everyday living captured in language that’s light, beautiful, and razor-sharp.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The book is poignant and sad, funny and real, and highlights what is universally nutty about living with other people.” —Melissa Fay Greene, author of The Temple Bombing and Praying for Sheetrock
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Book Description Thorndike Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0786257334
Book Description Thorndike Press, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0786257334