The Memory Book By Rowan Coleman

The Memory Book By Rowan Coleman


The name of your first born.

The face of your lover.

What would happen if your memory of these began to fade?

Is it possible to rebuild your life?

Raise a family? Fall in love again?

When Claire begins to write her Memory Book she already knows that this scrapbook of mementoes will soon be all her daughters and husband have left of her. But how can she hold on to the past when her future is slipping through her fingers?

My Thoughts:

What an incredibly moving and heart-breaking story. The story is about Claire who has  early on-set Alzheimers, it is written in a way that us the reader can see the effect it is having on her life. but it also shows how if affects her family as well. It is a beautiful story of how one family pull together through very hard times. Rowan writes with a sensitive side but also a very informative side too. I wanted to read this book as I love how Rowan writes but also because it is a disease that is affecting many a family member and I think this book will help people that help show awareness of Alzheimers. You may think this book is all gloom, but it is not, it celebrates a life and there are some very uplifting moments through out the book. An amazing read by a fantastic author.

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