We have a live webchat coming up on April 8th (between 3pm and 4pm) with Stefan Merrill Block, the author of our March Book Circle winner - you can either post your question now by clicking on the "take part in the discussion" link at the end of the introduction below, or wait until the day of the webchat and join in then. We look forward to hearing from you!
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.
"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."