Summer Series Bookclub

Good reads, good company, and great conversation!

HFC and Alz Authors are excited to team up this summer to bring you a monthly book club discussion series. Join one or all! Groups will meet on zoom and will be facilitated by Alz Author Marianne Sciucco. Most books can be borrowed from your local library (even electronically!)

June Book Club: RSVP HERE

July Book Club: RSVP HERE

August Book Club: RSVP HERE

June Book

The Dragons of Alsace Farm

by Laurie Lewis

In need of his own redemption, Noah Carter finally confronts his childhood hero, the once-beloved uncle who betrayed him. Instead of vengeance, he offers forgiveness, also granting Uncle John a most curious request—for Noah to work on the ramshackle farm of Agnes Deveraux Keller, a French WWII survivor with dementia.

The Dragons of Alsace Farm on Amazon.

RSVP HERE for the June Book Club.

July Book

My Two Elaines

by Martin J. Schreiber with Cathy Breitenbucher

Former governor of Wisconsin Martin J. Schreiber has seen his beloved wife, Elaine, gradually transform from the woman who gracefully entertained in the Executive Residence to one who no longer recognizes him as her husband. In My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver, Marty candidly counsels those who take on caregiving roles.

My Two Elaines on Amazon

RSVP HERE for the July Book Club.

AUGUST BOOKS: Featured Shorts

Weeds in Nana’s Garden

by Kathryn Harrison

A young girl and her Nana hold a special bond that blooms in the surroundings of Nana’s magical garden.Then one day, the girl finds many weeds in the garden. She soon discovers that her beloved Nana has Alzheimer’s Disease; an illness that affects an adult brain with tangles that get in the way of thoughts, kind of like how weeds get in the way of flowers.

Weeds in Nana’s Garden on Amazon

RSVP HERE for the August Book Club.

I Smile for Grandpa

by Jaclyn Guenette and Kathryn Harrison

Discover the heartwarming relationship between Grandpa and his Little Buddy in this touching book. When Grandpa is diagnosed with a dementia disease, Little Buddy realizes playing soccer together won’t quite be the same. But, while the activities that Grandpa can do are changing, there is still much fun to be had.

I Smile for Grandpa on Amazon

RSVP HERE for the August Book Club.

Grandma and Me: A Kid’s Guide for Alzheimer’s & Dementia

by Beatrice Tauber Prior and Mary Ann Drummond

With beautiful artwork to capture children’s attention, Grandma and Me provides a gentle, age-appropriate portrait of Alzheimer’s disease in the context of a loving relationship between grandparent and grandchild—and provides tools that will help children continue to have a relationship with their loved one despite the disease.

Grandma and Me on Amazon

RSVP HERE for the August Book Club.

What Flowers Remember

by Shannon Wiersbitzky

What Flowers Remember is a story of love and loss, of a young girl coming to understand that even when people die, they live on in our minds, our hearts, and our stories.

What Flowers Remember on Amazon

RSVP HERE for the August Book Club.

Find more incredible Alzheimer’s and dementia books at the Alz Authors Bookstore!