Never Coming Back by Alison McGhee

Never Coming Back

When Clara Winter left her rural Adirondack Mountain town for college, she never looked back. Her mother, Tamar, a fiercely independent but loving woman who raised Clara on her own, all but pushed her out the door, forcing Clara to build a new life for herself, far from her roots, far from her high school boyfriend, far from the life she has always known.Now more than a de...

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Never Coming Back Reviews

  • Laurie
    I found this a little slow-moving and low-key, but I didn't give up on it. A solid three-star read. Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for providing an e-galley for review....
  • Chris
    “Never Coming Back" is a deeply moving exploration of growing up and growing old, and the ties that bind parents and children – and the mysteries that sometimes keep us apart....
  • Diane S ☔
    3.5 She left for college after the love of her life broke up with her, and didn't return for many years. Not until see hears that her mother s suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and has sold their home,all her possessions and entered nursing home. When. Rachel finally returns, looking for answers, ...
  • Hannah
    This book was tender and simple and mesmerizing and filled to the brim with things that are dear to me, (mothers, daughters, memory, the loss of memory), and it left me with that choking feeling that is both joy and sorrow. To only truly begin to see your mother for the real human person that she is...
  • Sue
    This is a beautifully written, thought provoking look at a mother and a daughter and their acceptance of each other as the mother is losing her memory to early on-set Alzheimer's. To be honest, I almost didn't read this book because I just lost my mom and I knew it would be difficult to read about l...
  • Virginia Myers
    I need to explain up front that I am a happy and healthy 83 year old woman living in a retirement community. Unfortunately, I have witnessed friends and family members reach a point in life where they, too, have become victims of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Some of those people have strugg...
  • Maureen Timerman
    With this read we delve into the relationship of a mother and a daughter, and with this bond, it has always been just the two of them.Loosing a parent is never easy, but watching your parent die mentally little by little is very heart wrenching. The main character here is Clara and we watch her grow...

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