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The Worst Day of My Life, So Far (Harvest Book)

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ISBN13: 9780156007184
ISBN10: 0156007185
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In The Worst Day of My Life, So Far, acclaimed novelist M. A. Harper takes us into the complex mind of Jeanne Roth, a middle-aged woman forced to return to a home state she'd rather forget. An unlikely caretaker, Jeanne must come to terms with a past filled with the shadows of her mother--a once vibrant femme fatale now suffering from Alzheimer's. As she watches her mother's grace and charm slowly slip away, Jeanne is forced to reflect on her own goals and find a new hero to look up to. An expert at analyzing others while neglecting her own troubles, Jeanne is suddenly squaring off directly with the one person she has tried to avoid: herself.

With witty and acerbic prose, Harper tells the poignant, yet hilarious, story of one woman's journey toward self-discovery and confidence. Through the ups and downs of Jeanne, we gradually learn how important it is to confront the thoughts and worries that plague our own lives. A timely legend that shows there are no dead ends in life-only long roads--The Worst Day of My Life, So Far will make you laugh and cry and want more.

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"Actually, there were no men in Auletta except the married, the stupid, and the dead. In Auletta this worked out to be basically the same thing."

Welcome to Auletta, Louisiana, where the typical bumper sticker reads: God, Guns and Guts Made This Country Great. Unfortunately for Jeanne Roth, a middle-aged woman with no taste for backwater towns, Auletta becomes her home when she makes good on a promise to her father to care for her mother. When Jeanne learns that her mother has Alzheimer's, she must confront a past bursting with memories of her mama, a once vibrant femme fatale. As she watches mama's grace and charm slowly slip away, Jeanne is forced to reflect on her own goals and find a new hero to look up to. And suddenly Jeanne, an expert at analyzing others while neglecting her own troubles, is squaring off directly with the one person she has tried to avoid: herself.

A poignant, often hilarious, story of one woman's journey toward self-discovery and confidence, this is a timely tale that shows there are no dead ends in life-only long roads.

About the Author

M. A. Harper, author of the acclaimed novel For the Love of Robert E. Lee, lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. This is her second novel.

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Ann Haynes, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Ann Haynes)
"The Worst Day of My Life So Far" by M.A. Harper is written in the first person by a middle aged woman caring for her mother, a former southern belle type who is gradually succumbing to Alzheimer's. Along with that, the daughter is dealing with her own mid-life crises while feeling isolated and stir crazy in the tiny Lousianna town where she grew up. What I loved about this book was the humor the narrator was able to bring to the situation, definitely of the gallows variety, while never sacrificing depth or respect for each character. This is not an easy subject, and never does Harper shy away from it. Her once beautiful mother is reduced to dependancy, and Harper never belittles her for it, even in the worst moments of dementia. And the ending delivers both drama and closure, aka acceptance. I had a hard time putting this one down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156007184
Author:
Harper, M. A.
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Harper, M. A.
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Alzheimer's disease
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Book
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.59 lb

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"Actually, there were no men in Auletta except the married, the stupid, and the dead. In Auletta this worked out to be basically the same thing."

Welcome to Auletta, Louisiana, where the typical bumper sticker reads: God, Guns and Guts Made This Country Great. Unfortunately for Jeanne Roth, a middle-aged woman with no taste for backwater towns, Auletta becomes her home when she makes good on a promise to her father to care for her mother. When Jeanne learns that her mother has Alzheimer's, she must confront a past bursting with memories of her mama, a once vibrant femme fatale. As she watches mama's grace and charm slowly slip away, Jeanne is forced to reflect on her own goals and find a new hero to look up to. And suddenly Jeanne, an expert at analyzing others while neglecting her own troubles, is squaring off directly with the one person she has tried to avoid: herself.

A poignant, often hilarious, story of one woman's journey toward self-discovery and confidence, this is a timely tale that shows there are no dead ends in life-only long roads.

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