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Author: Eric Rill Narrator: Sandra Burr, Mel Foster Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781501237041
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Seventy-one, and a man used to controlling those around him, Saul finds himself slipping into what he describes as his slow dance with death.

His ramblings, humor, emotions, lucid moments, and confusion are laid bare, as well as the thoughts and feelings of his loved ones: his wife, Monique, conflicted and depressed…caring, yet angry; his daughter, Florence, compassionate, yet proper and reserved; his son, Joey, self-centered and narcissistic, seemingly indifferent to his family’s challenges; and his doctor, an Alzheimer’s specialist, who cares for Saul until his final days.

From the beginning Saul and his family know how it has to end, because no one has ever outsmarted Alzheimer’s. But as they navigate the meandering road that will eventually bring Saul’s demise, they leave behind their once disconnected lives and come together to weather their difficult journey.

Heartfelt and moving, this lauded novel, winner of 2014 gold medals from the Independent Publisher Book Awards, Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, and the Living Now Book Award for Inspirational Fiction, will appeal to fans of Lisa Genova’s Still Alice or Nicholas Sparks’s The Notebook.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Eric Rill masterfully explores the heart wrenching, saddening, maddening, sometimes humorous, and always challenging experience of living with Alzheimer’s. An uplifting read for anyone struggling with the challenges and unfairness of this disease.”

    Mark Liponis, MD, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Rill’s brilliant novel about Alzheimer’s is so well-crafted, the fully human characters seem real…unvarnished prose reminiscent of Hemingway’s straightforward style.”

    Foreword Reviews

  • “Rill skillfully portrays the various stages of the disease…Readers who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s might find some comfort in the novel’s insights.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the Independent Publisher Award

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About the Author

Eric Rill was born in Montreal and graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor of arts and from UCLA with an MBA. Having held several executive positions in the hospitality industry, including president of a global hotel group, he finally figured out that he was more the creative type than the corporate type. He packed up and headed to the Caribbean where he wrote his thrillers, Pinnacle of Deceit and The Innocent Traitor, as well as An Absent Mind. Eric has two sons and divides his time between his residence in Panama and international travel.

About the Narrators

Emily Sutton-Smith has appeared in several films, including The Butterfly Effect 3 and Nevermore, as well as several television programs. As an audiobook narrator, she has read titles by Iris Johansen, Kendra Elliot, and Shéa MacLeod, among others, and won an AudioFile Earphones Award.

Tanya Eby is a novelist and an audiobook narrator who has earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards and been nominated for the Audie Award. She has a BA degree in English language and literature and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine.