There are people who try hard to forget their problems. All Ruby wants to do is remember…
Ruby Donaldson has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease, and she’ll be damned if she won’t straighten out her troubled family before she no longer knows how.
Ruby spent years fighting to hold on to the home her grandmother built on Ward’s Island. The only way she can ensure that her younger, mentally scarred daughter Grace can live there for the rest of her life is to convince her older daughter, Liz, to sober up and come home.
Ruby always thought she’d have a lifetime to make things right, but suddenly time is running out. She has to put her broken family back together quickly while searching for a way to deal with the inevitable- and do it with all the grit, stubbornness, and unstoppable determination that makes Ruby who she is…until she’s Ruby no longer.
With more and more people being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s every day, this book takes a look at what its like to be the person who was diagnosed. Ruby is only 55. She was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Does she have enough time to set everything right with her family?
This book was extremely touching. I remember seeing my uncle’s memory just slowly wash away. He went from a highly animated man who was always telling stories of the old days and joking with everyone. To becoming someone who couldn’t function on even the basic levels without major help.
Now I wished I would have talked to him more about how he was feeling and what he was hoping would be set right before he got to the point of no return.
Everyone of us have wishes for things we would like to set right or change. Reading this story reminds us that if we don’t do it while we can, we might not ever have the time to do it.
Lynda Simmons created such a wonderful touching story. When I finished reading it, I felt like I was emotionally drained because I was right crying and laughing along with the characters.
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