Large Print
(400 Pages)
Product Number: LP3982
Released: 01 Feb, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781510057760
Publisher: W F Howes
Please log in to view pricing


When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself in a head-on collision with his ageing mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? He can't bring himself to force her from her home - the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot reveal her heart, has never accepted that her son is gay. An indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal son's return.

Author(s): George Hodgman
Original Publish Date: 01 Feb, 2017

Professional reviews

"A witty, tender memoir of a son's journey home to care for his irascible mother with dementia - a tale of secrets, silences and enduring love. “Touching […] a book that has you emailing friends ‘you have to read this.’” THE SUNDAY TIMES “A lovely memoir. […] You won't finish this tale dry-eyed.” PEOPLE"

Stay up to date with W.F.Howes news and announcements

The Home of Audiobooks, Digital Services & Large Print