Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold (Fiction SEBOLD)

“When all is said and done, killing my mother came easily.”

If that’s the first line of a novel, the rest of it had better measure up, which The Almost Moon definitely does. Alice Sebold’s novel takes on a subject very familiar to Baby Boomers: caring for an aged parent with dementia. It looks without flinching at the love and the hatred that a grown daughter may bring to the task, what growing-up experiences have marked her, and where she can go when she can’t go home again.
Review by Christine

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This entry was posted on June 20, 2011 by in Book Review, Contemporary, Fiction.
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