Gone but still here is a work of fiction, yet most of it is true. Author Jennifer Dance talks about giving back the voice of her love of her life and the importance of taking care of yourself while on the dementia journey.
Throwaway Daughter shares the story of a Canadian girl who learns about her childhood roots, while Here Lies is a dystopian novel about a young woman looking to reclaim her mother's ashes. I also review two picture books, one about refugees and the other about plants.
Jennifer Dance's latest book, gone but still here, hooked me from the first sentence. Each chapter tells more of the story from the point of view of characters such as Mary, living with dementia, and Sage, the wise golden retriever who proves humans just don't get it.
Harvey Takes the Lead, Northwind, Anzu The Great Kaiju and Does a Bulldozer have a Butt? Middle grade and picture books reviewed.