- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Canada (Oct. 4 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0735233136
- ISBN-13: 978-0735233133
- Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 1.8 x 20.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 340 g
- Average Customer Review: 120 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
They Left Us Everything: A Memoir Paperback – Deckle Edge, Oct 4 2016
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“Beautifully observed and written with great warmth and wit. . . . A story of love, loss, and legacy, written with compassion and humour.” —RBC Taylor Prize jury citation
“[They Left Us Everything] is the kind of slum, unassuming memoir that hits you deep in the gut. . . . Amid the scraps of paper left in jacket pockets, family photos and pieces of furniture, part of the ‘everything’ our parents leave us with are our memories of them, good and bad. Perhaps figuring out what to do with them is as close to a manual for grief as we get.” —National Post
About the Author
PLUM JOHNSON is an award-winning author, artist, and entrepreneur living in Toronto. She was the founder of KidsCanada Publishing Corp., publisher of KidsToronto, and co-founder of Help's Here! resource magazine for seniors and caregivers. The author lives in Toronto, ON.
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I think this is a wonderfully timely book. So many of us have bid farewell to our parents or are still dealing with the roller coaster ride of attempting to provide a comfortable and dignified conclusion to their lives.Now is a good time for reflection.
Johnson with great humour and sincerity, took me on a heartfelt journey through her experiences and those of her family. I felt right at home.
I felt that many of the scenarios reminded me of incidents in fiction, but the book would have been less entertaining without them.
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