Readers will enjoy this elegantly written memoir of a mother and daughter’s trip through beautiful terrain, with moments of heartwarming bonding; relatives of people with dementia or memory loss will be particularly touched ... This grounded, readable, and gracefully written memoir is an interesting take on the road trip genre, particularly relatable to people affected by dementia.
With keen insight and thoughtful prose that captures both the emotions involved and the significance of the natural world in the author’s life, she recalls their journey across the Rockies, where they shared moments of loss, endured times of frustration, and found genuine joy in nature. Jagger also shares intimate details of the memories that began to surface as well as her reoccurring dreams, which allowed her to begin to make connections between her mother’s life and her own ... A beautiful yet heart-wrenching tribute to the mother-daughter relationship.
Jagger offers a beautiful reflection on love, memory, and inheritance in this heartrending account of a road trip she took through Big Sky Country ... Jagger’s prose enchants as she chronicles the stunning natural landscapes they encountered in the state’s mountains and plains, and the internal reckoning she wrestled with regarding her family’s legacy ... While it’s a somber tale—made more immediate against the collapse of the natural world, it’s one that readers will have a hard time forgetting. This will cast a spell on fans of Cheryl Strayed and Glennon Doyle.