Whenever she visited her mother in the last weeks of the elder’s long life, Louisa knew that if an aide had turned Mother’s wheelchair to face the Cooper River bridges, she would be asking for Mamie again. She’d been in the home for two months now, since January, and yet the ebb and flow of clarity and confusion by which they’d lived for the last few years had kept its weekly rhythm — lucid days at the beginning and end of each week, bracketing the confused middle — and the private nursing home up on Society Street was in a house so familiar, though it was a larger Georgian to their single house, that sometimes it seemed to Louisa her mother had simply moved to another room in their house.
asks you to grab your current read and post two sentences – two ‘teaser’ sentences, plus the name of the book. Some marvelous reads Out There!
So Far Back is by Pam Durban and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution proclaims her first novel (which I’ve not yet read), Laughing Place, as “a knockout of a first novel.”