Reverberations: A Daughter's Meditations on Alzheimer's




"Marion Agnew's unflinching essays have a way of looking back into the future. Honest, spare, and uncompromising, they show us that the best way to deal with an implacable situation is to stare it down."                                                                       --Wayne Grady, author of Up From Freedom



"The essays in Marion Agnew's first collection echo, intersect, and reinforce each other in poignant chorus. Anyone who has lost a parent to Alzheimer's, anyone who has faced the strains of middle age, anyone who has truly loved a place will recognize and rejoice in that song. As honest and bracing as the breeze off Lake Superior, as luminescent as a vein of quartz, Reverberations is a debut to treasure."                                                 --Susan Olding, author of Pathologies: A Life in Essays



"In this series of essays the author reflects on life before, during, and after her mother's experience with Alzheimer's. Moving back and forth across time as she explores a range of topics, of particular appeal is how she draws parallels between the mathematical formulas her Ph.D. mother loved and taught, and the intricate and complex feelings the author and her family experienced throughout. A welcome addition to the field of AlzLit."                     --Cathie Borrie, author of The Long Hello


"A welcome, insightful read. ... REVERBERATIONS is rich in humanity, love and earned wisdom." 
                                                           --Michael Sobota, The Chronicle-Journal, November 22, 2019.


REVERBERATIONS at Goodreads

Interview in Prairie Books Now, Issue 74, Fall/Winter 2019-2020


Interview in Bayview Magazine, November 2019

Radio Interview with Lisa Laco on CBC Superior Morning, November 18, 2019

Interview in The Walleye, November, 2019

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