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The Things We Keep By Sally Hepworth The Things We Keep A novel of love undaunted by obstacles from the bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives You ll shed a few tears as the women try to forge a new life despite the fact that they can t or won t
  • Title: The Things We Keep
  • Author: Sally Hepworth
  • ISBN: 9781743535752
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Things We Keep By Sally Hepworth A novel of love undaunted by obstacles, from the bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives You ll shed a few tears as the women try to forge a new life, despite the fact that they can t, or won t, remember the past One for long afternoons Sydney Morning HeraldRosalind House might not be the first place you d expect to find new love and renewal, but within the wallsA novel of love undaunted by obstacles, from the bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives You ll shed a few tears as the women try to forge a new life, despite the fact that they can t, or won t, remember the past One for long afternoons Sydney Morning HeraldRosalind House might not be the first place you d expect to find new love and renewal, but within the walls of this assisted living facility two women have their lives changed forever.Anna Forster, in the early stages of Alzheimer s disease at only thirty eight years of age, knows that her twin, Jack, has chosen Rosalind House because another young resident, Luke, lives there As if, Anna muses, a little companionship will soften the unfairness of her fate.Eve Bennett also comes to Rosalind house reluctantly Once a pampered, wealthy wife, she is now cooking and cleaning to make ends meet.Both women are facing futures they didn t expect With only unreliable memories to guide them, they have no choice but to lean on and trust something powerful Something closer to the heartAISE FOR THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES This is women s fiction at its finest a wonderfully satisfying story touching, tender, and meticulously researched Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies Enchanting Hepworth s skilful storytelling means past and present flow seamlessly it s easy to lose yourself in the lives of the three, strong female protagonists Daily Telegraph Fans of Call the Midwife and One Born Every Minute will relish Hepworth s debut novel about three generations of midwives Who Magazine
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    1. Sally Hepworth

      Sally Hepworth is the bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives The Secrets of Midwives has been labelled enchanting by The Herald Sun, smart and engaging by Publisher s Weekly, and New York Times bestselling authors Liane Moriarty and Emily Giffin have praised Sally s debut novel as women s fiction at its finest and totally absorbing The Secrets of Midwives was also the highest selling debut Australian fiction of the year in 2015 Sally is also the author of The Things We Keep, published in January 2016 The Things We Keep was a Library Journal Pick in the U.S for January 2016, and an Indie Next Pick in the U.S for February 2016 NYT bestselling author of The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion praised The Things We Keep calling it A compelling read that touches on important themes, not least the different forms that love may take Both novels were published worldwide in English and have been translated into several languages.Sally is currently working on her next novel, to be published in early 2017.Sally lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and two children.

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    1. Dear Reader,Five years ago, I watched a news segment about a woman a newlywed who was pregnant with her first child She had also recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease She was 31 years old.More recently a friend of mine, who is a nurse at a dementia facility, told me about an elderly man and woman who held hands in the communal living area of the center every day They came into the facility as strangers Their memories were less than five minutes long They were both non verbal Yet every [...]


    2. Find my video, where I tell the story below, here.Whenever I think of true love, I think of my grandparents.My grandfather married my grandmother after six weeks Six weeks If someone proposed to me after six weeks, let alone suggest we get married right away, I d run for the hills But, you know, different times and all that Six weeks, and they were married for sixty years, until grandpa finally succumbed to Alzheimer s.Growing up with a grandfather who had Alzheimer s was difficult I had to sit [...]


    3. This is an incredibly sad story and yet I felt good at the end I could say it s because there was a feeling of hope and there was I could say it s because it ended in the best way that it could have and it did But it wasn t just the ending It was the characters I fell in love with and how they manage to survive the difficult things that happen because of the people around them I could say it s because it s a beautiful love story and it was Actually there are several beautiful love stories in thi [...]


    4. Received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.The Things We Keep is such a beautiful book about two women and their families Their lives cross when Eve takes a job at Rosalind House a care facility where Anna lives Anna has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer s Disease Eve s husband has defrauded his clients and left Eve and their young daughter, Clementine alone and having to fend for themselves in the aftermath of his crime This book is tole in 3 voices Anna, Eve, and Clementi [...]


    5. Anna, a paramedic in her late 30s, finds out that she has early onset Alzheimer s When it becomes too severe and endangers the people she loves, she moves into Rosalind House, a small assisted living center There she meets Luke, who s also in his late 30s and has a type of frontotemporal dementia that affects his speech As they get to know each other, Anna eventually finds to her surprise that she still has reasons to live But others around them, particularly Anna s brother, her guardian, aren t [...]


    6. What an amazing book Not often that one can find a book about Alzheimer disease that can be found at all uplifting, but this one was Of course there is much sadness as well, a young women of thirty eight with the disease can t be anything else, but the other people in the home she is in and she herself are wonderful characters full of heart and love.Another part of the story is about Eve and her young daughter Clementine, seven Eve becomes the cook at the home after a horrible string of events c [...]


    7. 3.5 stars This was an easy, enjoyable and educational read It was a very sad story about early onset Alzheimer s but there were many moments of happiness and hope I learned a lot about what it is like for family members looking after a loved one with Alzheimer s This disease is absolutely devastating The author, Sally Hepworth, also gives the reader a glimpse of what it might be like to live with this terrible disease as some chapters are told from the perspective of an Alzheimer s patient The f [...]


    8. I spoke with an elderly bookseller, while living in San Francisco I asked her where I could find a book on a particular subject She said we never look for a book The book will reach out to us That s exactly how I came to purchasing this book.I m not usually drawn to love stories per se This book, thankfully, is not in my opinion a love story It s a book about people whom you will quickly come to love it s about their individual, unconditional love it s about the suffering and even anger that acc [...]


    9. 3 1 2 stars The Things We Keep has two story lines that are out of step by 18 months or so The first one is told from Anna s point of view Anna is admitted to a long term care home at the age of 38 suffering from dementia At that point, she can still form thoughts, but is forgetful and somewhat disoriented Hepworth does an excellent job seeing the world through Anna s eyes The second story line takes place 18 months later and is told from Eve and Clementine s perspective Eve comes to work in Ann [...]


    10. Anna Forster is only thirty eight when she and her family discover that she is in the early stages of Alzheimer s disease Although this has shocked Anna and her family, Anna recognizes that her family are doing what s best for her when they decide to take her to Rosalind House, an assisted living facility Having experienced first hand what a debilitating disease, Alzheimer s can be I found this story to be sad, but also uplifting With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for my copy to read an [...]


    11. I like it when people remember that I m a person, not just a person with Alzheimer s Beautifully bittersweet A novel that celebrates the many facets of love mothers and daughters, friends and lovers, dreamers and realists And with all the feels Joyful amidst the sorrow, hopeful yet tragic, humor amongst the somber At times funny at times not Moments of laughter were offset by drama and the reality of aging and Alzheimer s at times, oh so sad But yet in a warm fuzzy way, the love story between An [...]


    12. How can you love someone you don t remember Sounds like the beginning of a cheesy Paranormal Romance, right The Things We Keep is a surprisingly touching look into the heads of those who suffer from Alzheimer s It usually occurs when you re old and have to wear dentures, but the protagonist Anna suffers from early onset Alzheimer s and willingly goes in a retirement home of sorts for her own safety We see her gradual descent into dementia, and it s absolutely beautiful and tragic He picked up hi [...]


    13. melissa413readsalotThis book was so sad in so many ways, but there were bright parts as well Anna is only 38 years old and has Alzheimer s Her brother puts her in an assisted living facility for senior citizens, Rosalind House But Anna isn t the only younger person there with dementia, there is Luke He is 41 and has what is called frontotemporal dementia, this affects his speech and word production Anna and Luke hit it off and everything is working beautifully for them until the families try to [...]


    14. I have to say I Loved this book.Sally Hepworth has done a wonderful job of humanising Alzheimer s patients and the elderly in general I have read and enjoyed other books about people with Alzheimer s, most noticeably Still Alice which was extremely informative about Alzheimer s, but I learnt a humanitarian lesson from The Things We Keep.Anna Forster is only 38 years old and has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer s She has elected to be placed in a care facility following an accident whic [...]


    15. I like it when people remember that I m a person, not just a person with Alzheimer s Sally Hepworth, The Things We KeepWhen I first heard about this book a love story of sorts about two young people with very early on set dementia I was torn I was both drawn to it, and simultaneously scared off by it A few of my family members have either had or currently have dementia so I ve seen its terrible impact first hand I was afraid this book might just hit too close to home for me to even finish it Hap [...]


    16. Four and a half stars.Imagine being 38 years old and finding out you have early onset Alzheimer s But then Anna had long suspected that it could happen as she inherited the gene from her father In an attempt to make life easier for her twin brother Jack and his young family, she elects to move into a care facility After research Rosalind House is chosen Most of the other residents are elderly but there is one other resident around her own age, Luke, or Young Guy as she calls him when she can t r [...]


    17. A special thank you to St Martin s Press and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.5 Stars Top 50 Books of 2016 The best sinceNicholas Sparks, The Notebook and Lisa Genova s Still Alice.In addition, fans of Diane Chamberlain sNecessary Lies character Jane, will appreciate Eve s tenacity, to cross the lines to help those in alife threatening situation Following debut,Secrets of Midwives, 5 stars Sally Hepworth returns with another smashing hit THE THINGS WE KEEP, an enthralling st [...]


    18. This read is a bizarre mix of harrowing and uplifting moments, which really drew me in It is set in an assisted living complex and the main story is that of Anna, a 39 year old who has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer s She meets Luke at the facility, a 41 year old who is also suffering with a dementia related disease Is it too late in their lives to find love I was fascinated by the questions raised by the author in this regard, the dilemmas facing the carers and families of Luke and A [...]


    19. Such a sweetly sad story The incorporation of Alzheimer s mixed in with a bit of romance was so well done I have Hepworth s MOTHER S PROMISE on my TBR will be bumping it up after this awesomeness Poignantly written, I found myself rooting for Anna Luke the whole way It was heartbreaking to see their families try to tear them apart, but I was happy to see Hepworth showing that love cannot be forgotten I enjoyed the majority of the other characters including Eve Clementine, the other POV s These P [...]


    20. I really enjoyed this book partially because of the storyline, but mostly because I believe the author captured the reality of Alzheimer s Disease I wanted to read The Things We Keep because both of my grandmothers, my father and now my sister have some form of dementia and having it so close in the family makes me pray every day that it will not happen to me Having it destroy memories is, to me, the ultimate death That being said, I also wanted to read the story because it spoke to me of the li [...]


    21. This is a beautiful story dealing with a sad subject, early onset Alzheimer s disease I found myself crying silently at times and unexpectedly smiling at others I thought of Still Alice when reading although the main character in this book, Anna Forster is only 38 when she s diagnosed The author covers two subjects, the anguish of dealing with Alzheimer s and the anguish of grief and childhood bullying, this is done flawlessly A look at human nature, hope and love Anna and Luke are characters I [...]


    22. I loved this book It started out good right away It was a very good story and I loved all the characters in the book I am jealous of people that haven t read the book yet Just read it, you will love it I did


    23. Having a grandmother who suffered from Alzheimer s I was fascinated by this book I used to sit in the room with her and think to myself what I would give to know what is going on inside her head she know me and if so what is she wanting to say to me I m thankful to Sally Hepworth for writing this sweet story and giving me just a glimpse inside the brain of an Alzheimer s patient.


    24. Actual Rating 3.5Anna Forster, in the early stages of Alzheimer s disease at only thirty eight years of age, is checking into Rosalind House It s the best way to make ensure that she gets the proper care when she no longer remembers how to care for herself It s the best way to stop being a burden and a danger to her brother s family And she doesn t plan to live that much longer, anyway.Most people who want to kill themselves can wake up and decide, You know what Today s not the day If I feel ter [...]


    25. The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth is a bittersweet story about longing, memory, hope, loss and love.Diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers at age thirty eight, former paramedic Anna Forster is the newest resident of Rosalind House, a small assisted living facility in New Jersey, chosen by her twin brother Jack, because it is home to another young patient Anna is indifferent, she doesn t plan to live long enough to care, but within weeks she and Luke, who has frontotemporal dementia affecting s [...]


    26. A thirty eight year old with early stages of Alzheimer s disease and in an assisted living facilityry difficult for Anna as well as her family.Anna lived with her brother and his family once they found out she couldn t live alone, but then it got to the point where she needed constant supervision, and the assisted living facility was the only safe place for Anna.Anna had enough wits about her to know she needed to be at Rosalind House , but also was sad she was there.While she was there, she met [...]


    27. Whew What an emotional start to 2016 I had already read a novel by Sally Hepworth, The Secrets of Midwives, and a novel about an Alzheimer s patient, Still Alice, when I saw this book offered via NetGalley Happily I was approved for a galley, and I m so glad The Things We Keep tackles memory loss in an interesting and heartbreaking way, oscillating between the narratives of Anna, a thirty nine year old with rapidly progressing early onset Alzheimer s Eve, a newly widowed single mother and Clemen [...]


    28. This book started out strong, then degenerated into a mess as it kept adding characters and wandering aimlessly between storylines First it was a pretty effective 1st person POV story of a young woman who is experiencing the gradual dissolution of her known world through the progression of Alzheimer s It seems set to tackle some of the challenging issues of autonomy, self determination, and the ability to provide informed consent as cognition declines, wrapped up in a sweet love story Then we st [...]



    29. 4.5 stars In The Things We Keep, Anna is losing her mind to early onset Alzheimer s and Luke is losing his ability to speak and form words Both of them are in their thirties and suddenly find themselves living with the octogenarians and nonagenarians in a nursing home They are frustrated with what is happening to them They are frustrated with having to be in a facility geared for much older people They fall for each other but the rules of the facility are meant to keep them away The characters i [...]


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