People magazine described Elizabeth Berg’s latest book, “I’ll Be Seeing You,” as “a memoir of dementia’s ravages.”
And therein lies the decision whether or not to read this book.
I chose to read this book because I’m a huge Elizabeth Berg fan. I have read all of her books and like most of them. But I wasn’t straining at the bit to read this one because I wasn’t sure about Elizabeth as a memoirist and wasn’t sure I wanted to read about anyone’s decline into Alzheimer’s.
Elizabeth is an amazing writer, able to get to the heart of her characters. I think that’s because she is so authentic, so genuine, and so lovely.
Her writing in this book does not disappoint.
However, a caution: If someone you care about is experiencing Alzheimer’s, or if you are worried that you are, this book might not be for you.
On the other hand, maybe it is the perfect book for you.
“I’ll Be Seeing You” does not contain tips for how to travel Alzheimer’s terrain.
Rather, it is a love letter of the highest quality, from a daughter to her parents.