Volume 1, Number 1

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Volume 1, Number 1

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The Geography of Memory

A Pilgrimage Through Alzheimer’s

A memoir by Jeanne Murray Walker

Welcome to my quarterly newsletter.  I’m writing to you from my office as I look out at my husband’s bird feeder (with cardinal) and beyond it, our shade garden.  Thank you for your love and support since the publication of Geography.  I look forward to getting to know more of you at readings of the book and other events in the upcoming months.  If you can join me at one or more of them, please do.  Stop by afterward to talk, if you have time.  And if you know someone who needs Geography, consider dropping by your local, independent bookstore to pick up a copy.

Please join me to hear a reading or participate in a discussion:

On June 4, at 9:15 at The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute June Lecture Series in Wilmington, Delaware.  For more information phone 302-573-4417.

On June 17 at 10 a.m. tune in to hear Rabbi Richard Address and me talk about The Geography of Memory on WWDB 860AM “Boomer Generation Radio”.  Archived at www.Kendal.org.

I’ll be talking with friends on August 16th at the Lewes Writers Conference (Lewes Public Library) about creating voice in memoir.

Join me on October 23, 2014 for a reading from The Geography of Memory at The Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE.

From Amazon Reviews

It’s an astonishing gift when a writer helps you see this clearly, this effortlessly.

Jeanne Murray Walker’s book will transform the national conversation on Alzheimer’s.

This is a wonderful book, extremely well-written, funny, poignant.

I’m a guy who avoids all the depressing books selected by my wife’s book club. So when I saw Alzheimer’s in the subtitle, my first reaction was uh oh. But I started reading Memory and couldn’t put the book down.

In spite of the weightiness of the issue, it is a page-turner to the end. In short, this book is a gift.  Read it, and then give it to someone you love.

We’re creating a shade garden under the trees in our back yard.  Great place to read! 

Books I’m Devouring Now:

Children’s Hospital by Peggy Anderson a best seller in 1985 and still a fabulous read.  Dear Life by Nobel Prize winner, Alice Munro, and The Shadow of Serius by W. S. Merwin.

Coming in the next edition of this Newsletter:

News about Helping the Morning:  New and Selected Poems from Word Farm Press.

Thanks for reading!  Questions or comments? Email me at jwalker@udel.edu