Waiting Room: A Memoir
'A moving tribute to a mother's life, one of loss and disappointment, sacrifice and silence . . . but also one of immense dignity and resilience.'
Amid organising appointments, looking after her own children, and battling her mother's stubbornly principled idea that she should be left to die, Gabrielle begins to voice the unasked - to attempt to discover the mother whom she has lived with all her life, but never truly known.
In this sharp and honest memoir, we see what it is that families, in all their complex dynamics, can give to each other, and just what they stand to gain when they lay down their arms and let each other in.
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2* A journalist, Carey documents her mother's demise from a benign brain tumour which severely affects her short term memory. Expressing much regret ranging from not 'knowing' her mother or her mother ... Read full review