[Ebook] Ladysitting By Lorene Cary – Writerscompany.co.uk

Ladysitting From Cherished Memories Of Weekends She Spent As A Child With Her Indulgent Nana To The Reality Of The Year She Spent Ladysitting Her Now Frail Grandmother, Lorene Cary Journeys Through Stories Of Their Time Together And Five Generations Of Their African American Family Brilliantly Weaving A Narrative Of Her Complicated Yet Transformative Relationship With Nana A Fierce, Stubborn, And Independent Woman, Who Managed A Business Until She Was Cary Looks At Nana S Impulse To Control People And Fate, From The Early Death Of Her Mother And Oppression In The Jim Crow South To Living On Her Own In Her New Jersey HomeCary Knew There Might Be Some Reckonings To Come Nana Was A Force Her Obstinacy Could Come Out In Unanticipated Ways Secretly Getting A Driver S License To Show Up Her Husband, Carrying On A Longtime Feud With Cary S Father But Nana Could Also Be Devoted To Nana S Father, To Black Causes, And Cary Had Thought To Her Grandchildren And Great Grandchildren Facing The Inevitable End Raises Tensions, With Cary Drawing On Her Spirituality And Nana Consoling Herself With Late Night Sweets And The Loyalty Of Caregivers When Nana Doubts Cary S Dedication, Cary Must Go Deeper Into Understanding This Complicated WomanIn Ladysitting, Cary Captures The Ruptures, Love, And, Perhaps, Forgiveness That Can Occur In A Family As She Bears Witness To Her Grandmother S Vibrant Years Of Life


10 thoughts on “Ladysitting

  1. says:

    After hearing Lorene Carey speak recently at the Free Library of Philadelphia, I couldn t wait to listen to the audiobook, read by the author I enjoyed it every bit as much as I expected to Carey has a wry sense of humor as well as great empathy, and narrated the story of her relationship with her grandmother with wit and compassion, while also giving voice to the con


  2. says:

    Here s my review of this book on NPR.


  3. says:

    Honestly, I don t know who s tougher, the 100 year old grandmother holding on to life with the strength of a prize fighter, or the mid life, always keep your feet moving, granddaughter I do know, that this book is a knock out, take no prisoners, work of non fiction.A truly moving batt...


  4. says:

    Loved this book I listened to the audio, read by the author, and will read by her for sure Interwoven with her experience of providing hospice care to her grandmother are stories about other family members and several generations of relatives going back to the reconstruction period of the South.


  5. says:

    The topic of caring for an elderly relative during the last year of their life is difficult, but could also be beautiful in the face of that difficulty I guess that s what I was hoping to read in this memoir Unfortunately, the author didn t dig deep enough ...


  6. says:

    Several life stories in this little memoir of Ms Cary s experiences caring for her grandmother Nana doing her last year of life There is the story of the free blacks and newly freed slaves in North Carolina in the first years of the Reconstruction This covers one side of Nana s extended family Another story is that of the Barbados side of the family Then there are the auth


  7. says:

    This year, I elected to read memoirs so I was happy to receive the gift of Ladysitting My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century This well written memoir provides a critical analysis of a family s history and a look at the life of a centenarian We see Carey s mind mapping of everyday interactions while providing an illustration of human growth, helped her observe and gat


  8. says:

    Lorene Cary s Ladysitting does so much than tell the story of the family, the community and the world around the valiant granddaughter and the determined grandmother who together fave life s ultimate threshold, death Indeed, the book comes to life by showing the reader ways of thinking and feeling beyond the niceties and the norms Regret, sadness, woundedness, anger all sur


  9. says:

    Ladysitting My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century by Lorene Cary It is a story that weaves between Lorene Cary s life and Loren s year with her It deals with trying to understand and find closure It deals five generations of their African American family and how Nana affected them and how they deal with each other It tells an interesting story of a woman who had lived t


  10. says:

    This memoir is an honest look at the final year of the author s dying grandmother She ladysits for her since nana can no longer live in her own home and must have round the clock care Lorene Cary arranges for nurses and other professionals to come to her own home, which is also a parsonage, and care for nana It begins as hospice care, but she lives longer than the allowed 6 mo


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