The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season

A Daughter-in-law's Memoir of Caregiving

Book - 2013
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"A memoir of caregiving; illuminates the difficulties of and ethical questions surrounding end-of-life care in America"--Provided by publisher"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Lubbock, Texas : Texas Tech University Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9780896728233
Branch Call Number: 362.17 OHLEN HARRIS
Characteristics: x, 203 pages ; 21 cm


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Sep 18, 2016

The author is pretty honest about her experiences; more so than a lot of other caregiving books. (For example, she talks about the realization that you can't do anything with your life until someone dies, and that as much as you love someone, you can also want them to die). I appreciated her thoughts about how being an in-law changed some of the dynamics (probably because I'm an in-law caregiver).

This is heartbreaking, but it's so touching. This memoir is inspiring me to put the quotes right at the beginning of each chapter. It's a wonderful true story of the last seven years of Jeanne's life from the perspective of a daughter-in-law. I highly recommend those whose family members are aging and pass on in the near future. That included myself, whose grandmother (my mom's mom) is aging.


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