Alzheimer's is a terrible, awful disease that affects not just a single person, but everyone around them. In Tangles, Sarah Leavitt depicts her mother's battle with Alzheimer's and how it changed and touched their entire family. There are tender moments, heartbreaking scenes, honest accounts, details that show how difficult and bizarre it is to grieve for someone who is still alive. This is an amazing book.
Tangles was on the short list (ten titles) for the Alberta Readers' Choice Award.
Find it at Sarah Leavitt's website.
Read it with:
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Bitter Medicine by Clem Martini
Essex County by Jeff Lemire
One! Hundred! Demons! by Lynda Barry
Finding Rosa by Caterina Edwards