Book to Recommend

I just finished a wonderful book that would be easy to overlook: “The House on Beartown Road” by Elizabeth Cohen.

It’s a memoir of a 40-year-old married woman who has had her first baby. Her mother (who sounds like a piece of work) sends her father to live with her (he is showing signs of Alzheimer’s disease).

After a few weeks, the author’s husband decides this is all too hard and he takes off. (Making everything only harder…)

The author is a columnist for a newspaper. I think this book might be a collection of columns…each chapter is poignant, sad, witty, and well-written.

More than anything, I take my hat off to this woman for just hanging in there!

Thank you to Margaret for recommending this book to me!

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.