The Hope Chest

The Hope Chest

Large Print - 2017 | Large print edition
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"Diagnosed with ALS, fiercely independent Mattie can't navigate her beloved home or go for a boat ride, and she can barely even feed herself. Her devoted husband, Don, can't imagine life without his wife of nearly fifty years, but Mattie isn't likely to make it past their anniversary. Then Mattie's new caretaker, Rose, and her young daughter enter their lives. Happiness and the possibility for new memories return. Together they form a family, and Mattie is able to pass on her memories from the hope chest she received from her mother."--Publisher description.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781410499370
1410499375
Branch Call Number: LP SHIPM-V
Characteristics: 497 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Jun 18, 2017

This is a pleasant book about a couple facing the death of the wife from ALS and the caregiver and her daughter that enter their life. It concentrates on the items found in the Hope Chest that the wife had over the years. They go on to tell the stories of the items and thus the life of Mattie and Don over the years, while including Rose and her daughter Jeri into their life now. It has sadness but more important hope for all involved in this story. Well worth the time as you travel through the history and present time with these four people that start out as strangers and end up as family through this journey.

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