Catching Rain

A woman rediscovers herself in stories her lover has forgotten.

by Sandi Paris

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/20/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9798765226247
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9798765226261
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9798765226254

About the Book

A mature and confident woman is surprised to feel erased when her husband forgets her. As present-day events trigger her own memories, she begins to tell him things he used to know and recovers a complex past she thought had been left behind. Remembering how she became the intrepid woman he loved, her courage and determination resurfaces as she faces the catastrophe of his illness. While a heartbreaking journey through dementia, Catching Rain, by author Sandi Paris, also offers an extraordinary story of life generously sprinkled with humor and mayhem. Written from a female perspective, these narratives will resonate deeply with many women. However, humans of all ages, genders, preferences, races, and abilities will also recognize themselves. Catching Rain delivers a profoundly urgent call-to-action when describing experiences with long-term and end-of-life care. It is a must read for medical professionals, social workers, clergy, caregivers, and curious people everywhere. Paris makes us want to do beautiful, hard things.

About the Author

Sandi Paris laughingly describes herself as an “emerging crone with stories to tell.” She began writing earnestly twelve years ago when her fifty-two-year-old husband was diagnosed with dementia. Paris earned a master’s degree in social work but considers risk-taking to be the primary source of her education. It took years to finish college because she was very busy making a living and raising children, while also searching for God and the perfect lover. Repeatedly surrendering to love is her greatest achievement and Catching Rain is her first book. Two excerpt stories have appeared in small on-line publications (The Nationa, 2019; Still: The Journal, 2019). Paris lives in beautiful Southern Oregon.