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All Things Consoled

All Things Consoled

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

On Sale: 3rd September 2020

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780857059130


This book is likely to break your heart, and it will definitely make you think about your own family in the context of ageing.
Quill and Quire.
As a novel, this book would have been heartbreaking. But, being a memoir, it is 10 times more powerful. Those of us who have lived through similar experiences with ageing, ailing parents can discern the truth to Hay's book.
Hay has written about it all, with care and candour, in a remarkable memoir
Elizabeth Hay is a marvel. She honours her parents in this portrait of their final years. As steadfast a daughter as she is a writer, Hay writes with sometimes scalding authenticity about aging and the challenges that come with the end of a life, but she is never less than tender. I loved this moving memoir
Michael Redhill, author of Bellevue Square
Piercingly candid and exquisitely written, Elizabeth Hay's memoir describes the intensity of the love, uncertainty and exasperation triggered by her parents' dying. Yet there is humour here, too, even - especially - after the final goodbyes
Charlotte Gray, author of The Promise of Canada
In All Things Consoled, Hay chronicles with breath-taking honesty the ravages of age and decline. She also shows how love, beauty and the sustenance of writing are a kind of balm for this reality of the human experience
C.B.C. Books
Poignant, poetic and sharply observed
Winnipeg Free Press
It's sublime. Elizabeth Hay is such a masterful writer, I'm joyously in awe. She writes with such grace. There's not a word, image or emotion out of place. I felt as if I was reading the act of healing itself.
Sarah Winman
Compelling . . . Hay's accounts of her parents' last days are luminous and moving.
Alice Jolly, Times Literary Supplement.
A moving, poignant, honest and beautifully written memoir.
Brian Maye, Irish Times