Wednesday, March 09, 2016

The Things We Keep - Sally Hepworth

Anna is only thirty eight, and is now living at Rosalind house due to her early onset Alzheimers, a small home for mostly elderly patients.  She meets Luke - who at 41 and with memory issues of his own also lives there.  It is quiet confronting to realize what the future will hold, and Anna wonders if she is entitled to love?

We also meet  Eve who was unaware of her husbands misuse of investors funds, and finds herself having to make a fresh start with her young daughter Clem.  So after training for fancy cooking, she takes a job at the rest home, as this provides child friendly hours and is close to her daughters school.

This book flicks between the two main characters, who I enjoyed reading about as both were likable and had good stories to tell.  I did find it a bit hard to follow the timelines as it flicked between current  and earlier times, and I found myself a bit muddled at times. 4/5.

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