In this powerful memoir the New York Times called a poignantaccount, Sarah Leavitt reveals how Alzheimer's disease transformedher mother, Midge, and her family forever. In spare blackand-white drawings and clear, candid prose, Sarah shares herfamily's journey through a harrowing range of emotions-shock,denial, hope, anger, frustration-all the while learning to cope,and managing to find moments of happiness. Midge, a Harvardeducatedintellectual, struggles to comprehend the simplest words;Sarah's father, Rob, slowly adapts to his new role as full-time caretaker,but still finds time for wordplay and poetry with his wife;Sarah and her sister Hannah argue, laugh, and grieve together asthey join forces to help Midge. Tangles confronts the complexityof Alzheimer's disease, and ultimately releases a knot of memoriesand dreams to reveal a bond between a mother and a daughter thatwill never come apart.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Graphic Novels Posted April 27, 2012