Caregivers’ calling

My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at age 80. Had I read these three new books, I might have been more helpful to him in that difficult moment.


Buried strangeness

Mayflies: New Poems and Translations, by Richard Wilbur


Is Anybody There?

The low-budget English production Is Anybody There? is now reaching screens in the United States, thanks to the presence of Michael Caine in the lead role. The action takes place at Lark Hall, a family-run nursing facility. As one aging resident dies, another arrives to take over the bed—a cycle of life and death accepted mostly with a nod and a shrug.

Called for Life: Finding Meaning in Retirement

Titles with ambiguity are invitational. They encourage us to ponder possibilities. They invite us into the pages of a book in the search for resolution.