In her first book, Shobna Gulati sets out to reclaim her mother’s past after her death, and in turn, discovers a huge amount about herself and their relationship.
Remember Me? captures the powerful emotions that these memories hold to both Shobna and her mother; secrets they had collectively buried and also the concealment of her mother’s condition. What ensues is a story of cultural assimilation, identity and familial shame.
I found this an heartfelt and honest account of a families life going through the toughest time of their lives. Dementia affects so many people, it is hard for the person but also incredibly difficult for their families, books like this really help to spread the word that if you are affected then you are not alone. I had a family member who had dementia and it is truly upsetting to see that person not how you remember them. I think Shobna is an incredibly brave and strong woman to get her story out into the world, I remember watching her in Coronation Street and not realising what she was going through at that time in her life. We also take a look at Shobna’s life back when she was growing up and all that she went through is absolutely heartbreaking. I hope this book helps others, remember you are not alone. I laughed, cried and shed many tears reading this book. Thank you Shobna for writing this incredible book.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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