Synopses & Reviews
In her quest to let go of her aging father, Lornie Walker breaks society's taboo regarding suicide and sifts through years of guilt surrounding the death of her sister. In Argyle Park, the author delves into the childhood relationships the two sisters had on the street where they grew up. Raised with two children adopted from birth, Walker offers a poignant account of her journey as the only biological child in the family.
Argyle Park also offers an honest look at the difficulties of coping with aging parents. Walker explores her distress in coming to grips with the inevitable death of her father. Brought on by her anticipated long-distance move, she begins to face the emotionally frozen man her father has become. A week-long visit with Walker's father coincides with the anniversary of her sister's suicide, generating flash backs to the years of 1968 through 1977 and the tumultuous experiences that happened in these sisters' lives, including Vietnam protests and drug problems.
Drawing upon the spirituality instilled by her mother and her own inner strength, Walker discovers healthy ways to move beyond her struggles. Written with compassion and the utmost respect for each character, Argyle Park leaves the reader with hope and insights on forgiveness and reconciliation.
This memior is non-fiction. Although the family at it's center is drawn from real life, some of the characters' names have been changed out of respect for their privacy.
10% of book sales will be donated to suicide related programs.
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