Keeper of Tides — A Novel
by Beatrice MacNeil • 240 pages
THE LIFE STORY OF FIERY Ivadoile Spears, 92, in the grip of early dementia, who takes us through colourful characters, from her life as an innkeeper to the broken-spirited. As she opens up to Margaret, her cook-turned-caregiver, barriers fall and understanding grows.
“MacNeil’s writing is close to perfect.... A remarkable novel that shines an important light on the challenges of dementia, the destructive power of childhood trauma, and the healing effect of friendship.”—Sarah Sawler, Chronicle-Herald
“A story full of fun, insight and empathy.” —Sheldon Currie, Atlantic Books Today