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What Would You Do If You Were Told You Had Alzheimer’s?

What Would You Do If You Were Told You Had Alzheimer’s?

Island Girl by Lynda Simmons
(Berkley Trade Publications, $l5.00, pub date: December, 2010, ISBN 978-425-23724-3)

NEW YORK, NY (October, 2010): Author Lynda Simmons poses this question in her new novel, Island Girl, in the emotionally riveting story of a 55 year old mother, Ruby Donaldson, fighting to reunite her family as she struggles with the diagnosis of early on-set Alzheimer’s.

Facing the terrible reality of her illness, Ruby refuses to let the disease control her future. But before she can take any final action, she must find a way to convince her elder daughter Liz to grow up and come home; to take her place as head of the family thereby securing the future of their home on the Island, and ensuring that Liz’s younger sister, Grace, will be cared for in the only place that is safe for her.

100 million people have been touched by Alzheimer’s and 35 million are worried about it; we all know at least one family that’s been affected by this disease. A question also raised is that if a mother, or anyone for that matter, has been unkind to their child or family, does that forgive them a lifetime of sins just because they’re sick? Does illness somehow grant them instant immunity, a moral get-out-of-jail-free card?

Lynda Simmons, author of Getting Rid of Rosie and now Island Girl, grew up in Toronto and now lives in Burlington, Ontario.

This will make a wonderful and informative interview.

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