Monday, April 27, 2015

The Year My Mother Came Back - Alice Eve Cohen

Thirty years after her mothers death, Alice Eve Cohen finds a vision of her sitting at her kitchen table and joining her on medical appointments, giving her glimpses into the past and her childhood. Alice is diagnosed with a serious illness,and as she attends numerous appointments, again she finds her mother at her side. A chance to revisit their relationship, to apologise for past discretions and tell her mother how much she loved her.

At the same time her oldest daughter is leaving to study and is looking for her birth mother. Her youngest, is scheduled for leg lengthening surgery, a long and painful procedure and it was this mixture of stories of being a daughter and a mother that made this such a good little memoir.  4/5Ca

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