The Journey Home is a novel narrated through 35 engaging vignettes involving a son’s relationship with his parents during their final year of life. Using amplified recollections, vivid dreams, and impressionistic illustrations. The Journey Home leads the reader on an amazing pilgrimage of discovery and healing.
Staring with the onset of his mother’s Alzheimer’s and proceeding through the eventual admission of both his parents to nursing homes. The Journey Home explores the complex and intimate process of evolving relationship in the final passage of life.
Immersing the reader in the experience of caring for someone facing physical decline and dementia, this novel offers encouragement for all caregivers of the elderly. Told with the warmth and humor, each vignette invites the reader to understand the bittersweet emotions that are part of grieving and healing. Through making honest connections with the past and present, the Journey narrative demonstrates how life-altering challenges can be faced with openness, dignity, and grace.