Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Teaser Tuesday...



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 Pg. 127, The Ice Queen, Nele Neuhaus

Pia thought about her grandmother and felt a pang of guilt.  The nursing home in which she'd had to spend the last three years of her life was filled with patients suffering from dementia and others who were totally disabled.  That was where she'd ended up after a productive life in full possession of her mental faculties, because it was the only place the family could afford.  Pia was ashamed because she had visited her Oma so seldom, but the sight of the old people sitting in their bathrobes with lost, empty expressions had depressed her terribly.  The carelessly prepared food, the loss of individuality, the less than satisfactory care by surly and chronically overworked staff members who never had time for personal conversions-a life shouldn't have to end like that.

5 comments:

Nise' said...

I brought this book home from the library today.

fredamans said...

Heartbreaking. Sounds like it may be a powerful read though.

Trish said...

Mmmm, yes--sounds like a heartwrenching read!

Vicki said...

I agree, it sounds like such a sad book. But, it is probably very good.

Annie said...

you always have interesting books Irene...

reminded me of an interesting one I read lately called The Night Guest (by a young Australian author) ...made me aware of how easy it would be to take advantage of elderly people who are completely dependent on others!!

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