The Things We Keep
The main character, Eve, has a hard time finding a job after her husband commits suicide. He had been running a Ponzi scheme; thus, Eve is ostracized by friends and acquaintances.
Eve obtains a job as a cook at a nursing home in Short Hills, NJ. The home is the residence of twelve people, two of which are young. Luke has early onset dementia, and Anna--an EMT--has early onset Alzheimer's disease.
This heartwarming tale shows a different take on Alzheimer's disease and dementia, how it affects the patients as well as the families, and how the kindness of strangers can ultimately form friendships and heal wounds.
Karla Erdman, book club founder and organizer
Each month the club meets to discuss a chosen book. The blogs are notes from each meeting and club members' comments.
SPOILER ALERT: If you are going to read any of the discussions below, you may learn more about a novel than you wanted. Some endings have been revealed.
Books, Books, and More Books
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Other places to obtain discounted books:
The Help, Kathryn Stockett
Firefly Lane, Kristin Hannah
Friday Night Knitting Club, Kate Jacobs
Fern Michaels Sisterhood Series
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Beth Hoffman
A Dog's Purpose, W. Bruce Cameron
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
Night Road, Kristin Hannah
The Lost Years, Mary Higgins Clark
Copper Sun, Sharon Draper
The Total Money Make Over, Dave Ramsey
Little Bee, Chris Cleave
The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot
The Between, Tananarive Due
Scaramouche, Raphael Sabatini