Professor of Writing Judith Harway will have a reading and book signing for her new book, "Sundown: A Daughter's Memoir of Alzheimer's Care," Sunday, November 9, 3 p.m. in the Brooks Stevens Gallery.
The book chronicles Harway's journey of caregiving - filled with ravages and redemption - for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease. "Sundown" (Branden Books) upholds the power of storytelling to preserve and shape memory while counting the losses of dementia and examining the restructuring of relationships at the end of life.
The reading and signing are free and open to the public.
"While this heart strong memoir describes the almost unbearable daily realities of caring for a parent with Alzheimer's, it does so with a healthy dose of humor, reflection, and advocacy for Alzheimer's sufferers that enlarges our understanding of what it is to be human."
Carol Sklenicka, author, Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life
Judith Harway is the author of three poetry collections and a two-time recipient of the Wisconsin Arts Board Literature Fellowship.