At age 33, writer Ann Campanella returns to North Carolina ready to build a horse farm and start a family. Ann’s foundation is shaken when she experiences multiple miscarriages at the same time her mother spirals into Alzheimer’s. The author’s devotion to her family and her horse Crimson sustain her as her mother’s illness progresses and her own window of potential motherhood begins to close.
The voice in Ann’s memoir has been called constant and abiding, her imagery indelible. Her graceful, exacting language rises above the grief of infertility and the struggle to care for aging parents, connecting the reader ultimately to the heartbeat and resilience of the human experience.
Named “one of the best Alzheimer’s books of all time” by Book Authority two years in a row. This memoir was also a finalist in the Next Generation Independent Book Awards, the world’s largest not-for-profit independent book awards, and the Reader’s Choice Awards.