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The March Cardholders' Choice of the Month is The Story of Forgetting by debut author Stefan Merrill Block. Join in the discussion below to share your views on this enthralling, yet heartbreaking, read.
About the book:
Fifteen-year-old Seth Waller is devastated when his mother is diagnosed with a rare, early-onset form of Alzheimer's. When he was growing up, his mother always brushed aside questions about her past and family, and Seth realises that soon he will lose his chance to find out any more. He decides to uncover the truth about her life, their family history and the condition, and what he discovers is more surprising than he ever could have imagined. Inspired partly by Stefan Merrill Block's own family history, The Story of Forgetting is a moving and inspiring novel of love, loss, hope and genetic destiny.
Read more about Stefan with our exclusive Q&A
"This book enthralled me. So much so, that I read it in two sittings. The author writes with such in-depth knowledge, understanding and compassion about a subject most would not want to experience. The impact of early onset Alzheimers Disease on one family really gets into the core of your emotions and intellect. It is everything a book should be."