[Ebook] ↠ All Things Consoled Author Elizabeth Hay – Vejega.info

[Ebook] ↠ All Things Consoled  Author Elizabeth Hay – Vejega.info Elizabeth Hay, One Of Canada S Most Beloved Novelists Has Written A Poignant, Complex, And Hugely Resonant Memoir About The Shift She Experienced Between Being Her Parents Daughter To Their Guardian And Caregiver.As The Daughter Takes Charge, And The Writer Takes Notes, Her Mother And Father Are Like Two Legendary Icebergs Floating South They Melt Into The Ocean Of Partial, Painful, Inconsistent, And Funny Stories That A Family Makes Over Time Hay S Eloquent Memoir Distills These Stories Into Basic Truths About Parents And Children And Their Efforts Of Understanding With Her Uncommon Sharpness And Wit, Elizabeth Hay Offers Her Insights Into The Peculiarities Of Her Family S Dynamics Her Parents Marriage, Sibling Rivalries, Miscommunications That Spur Decades Of Resentment All Matched By True And Genuine Love And Devotion Her Parents Are Each Startling Characters In Their Own Right Her Mother Is A True Skinflint Who Would Rather Serve Up Wormy Soup Twice Than Throw Away An Ancient Packet Of Perfectly Good Mix Her Father Is A Proud And Well Mannered Man With A Temper That Can Be Explosive When Icebergs Melt Is A Startlingly Beautiful Memoir That Addresses The Exquisite Agony Of Family, The Unstoppable Force Of Dementia, And The Inevitability Of Aging.

10 thoughts on “All Things Consoled

  1. Canadian Reader Canadian Reader says:

    acts of love are never uncomplicated Acclaimed Canadian novelist, Elizabeth Hay has produced a beautifully written and affecting memoir about her parents last years In 2008 when Hay s narrative opens, the frail couple are in their late eighties and living in London, Ontario, a mid sized city in the southwest of the province, some seven hours drive from the author s Ottawa home Gordon, Elizabeth s father, had been an ambitious secondary school teacher of history and then a high school prinacts of l

  2. Brandon Forsyth Brandon Forsyth says:

    Emotionally devastating Elizabeth Hay writes with unflinching honesty and lyrical beauty This book feels like a gift.

  3. Laurie • The Baking Bookworm Laurie • The Baking Bookworm says:

    3.5 STARS This was the first time I had read a book by Canadian author Elizabeth Hay In All Things Consoled, she writes about her complicated relationship with her parents growing up as well as the changing dynamic between herself and her parents as they aged Hay s writing is frank, especially when she discusses her turbulent childhood and the complicated relationship she had with her parents Through the ups and downs, her love for her parents is the focus of the book and there are some emo 3.5 STARS This was

  4. Friederike Knabe Friederike Knabe says:

    Very moving, thought provoking, gentle, beautifully written A full review is in process.

  5. Lori Bamber Lori Bamber says:

    What a remarkable book Elizabeth Hay is a brilliant, beautiful, effective writer Here she takes on the most difficult subject of all the adult child and her parents in decline Agonizing So honest it is sometimes off putting, freeing us all from the constraints imposed by presenting only our polite and polished selves, the one that...

  6. Jeanne Bank Jeanne Bank says:

    I heard on an interview and knew I had to read this currently going through a similar situation of caregiving so beautifully written raw and honest

  7. Marti Marti says:

    An amazing memoir by a daughter about her parents So moving and powerful It seemed sometimes as though she was observing my experiences at the end of my mother s life, or my observing hers What an extraordinary voyage, although sometimes difficult, this book has taken me on Thank you.

  8. Kevin Kevin says:

    Although written in a consistently depressed tone, All Things Consoled captures the inevitably of both aging and retrospection upon a parent s decline in health Difficult to read at times because there is really no reprieve to the sadness the book is just one big denouement , but tingle inducing by the end A memoir through and through, it s not a guide to grief...

  9. Sandra Sandra says:

    A well written and worthwhile memoir by this talented writer Elizabeth Hay The book focuses on her parents and is very beautifully written It is quite unvarnished both in terms of who her parents were i...

  10. Colette Connors Colette Connors says:

    Unbelievably beautiful and exquisitely sad.

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