Book Review: No Saints Around Here

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No Saints Around Here: A Caregiver's Days
By: Susan Allen Toth
256 pages
Genre: Memoir/Essays/Caregiving
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press, 2014

In this book Toth writes in short essays that chronicle the last 18 months of her husband James's life- who suffered from  Parkinson's Disease. An honest, poignant, and darkly funny book. Susan Allen Toth's collection of essays about her caregiving days are not just a must-read for caregivers; they're a must read for all readers.

About the author: Susan Allen Toth has written for the New York Times, the Washington PostHarper's, and Vogue, among other publications. Her many books include BloomingIvy DaysMy Love Affair with EnglandEngland As You Like It, and Leaning into the Wind: A Memoir of Midwest Weather (Minnesota, 2006). A longtime teacher and writer-in-residence at Macalester College, Toth currently divides her time between rural Wisconsin and La Jolla, Calif.

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