Finding Rosa : a mother with Alzheimer's, a daughter in search of the past (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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Finding Rosa : a mother with Alzheimer's, a daughter in search of the past

Author: Caterina Edwards
Publisher: Vancouver : Greystone, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When her mother, Rosa, begins to show signs of Alzheimer's, Caterina Edwards embarks on a complex journey - at once geographical, intellectual, and emotional - that turns out to be a journey in search of the past and of home." "As Rosa loses her memory and her sense of herself, Edwards travels to Istria, now part of Croatia, to get at the truth of her mother's past. There she discovers the suppressed history of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pathographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Caterina Edwards; Rosa Pia Edwards; Caterina Edwards; Rosa Pia Edwards; Caterina Edwards; Rosa Pia Edwards; Rosa Pia Edwards
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caterina Edwards
ISBN: 9781553653899 1553653890
OCLC Number: 234288689
Description: 338 p. : ill., maps, port. ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Caterina Edwards.

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"When her mother, Rosa, begins to show signs of Alzheimer's, Caterina Edwards embarks on a complex journey - at once geographical, intellectual, and emotional - that turns out to be a journey in search of the past and of home." "As Rosa loses her memory and her sense of herself, Edwards travels to Istria, now part of Croatia, to get at the truth of her mother's past. There she discovers the suppressed history of Istria - the ethnic cleansing of her mother's people - and uncovers Rosa's personal losses - her family's exile, her father's mysterious death, and the roots of Rosa's own sense of never belonging." "Caught in that ever-growing "sandwich generation" of women caring for both their own children and their ailing, aging parents, Edwards also balances the demands of raising teenage daughters with the pressures of looking after her deteriorating mother. During the four years that Edwards cares for her mother, she must deal with her mother's confusion, hostility, paranoia, and fear, as well as her own physical and emotional exhaustion." "Through these intertwined journeys, Edwards braves an area of darkness with and for her mother and finally comes to know who she really was."--BOOK JACKET.

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