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The Center of Everything

The Center of Everything

A Novel

Book - 2021
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"While recovering from a traumatic head injury, Polly Schuster struggles to find her way through one chaotic week in July when her entire extended family descends upon the bucolic town of Livingston, Montana for their annual gathering. As she contents with a series of unexpected events and the haunting echoes of her past inconveniently resurfacing as a result of her injury, Polly soon learns that her perception of her family and their life together is far from objective. Eventually Polly comes to understand the truths of her tragic, talented clan and the strange events of one year of her childhood in New York that continue to echo through to her current life"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2021
Edition: First hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2021
ISBN: 9781640092341
Call Number: F HARRISON
Characteristics: xvi, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Jan 12, 2021

While the book was not long, it took me a while to get through it. Polly struggles with her memory and executive functions of the brain after a car hit her bike. There were so many characters and so many memories shared, I had trouble keeping everything straight. That being said, I found the story hits the mark when talking about brain injuries. Harrison has written a story that portrays the issues well. Perhaps it was painful reading for me since I am carrying for my husband who has Frontal Temporal Dementia and Polly’s issues are so real to me.


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