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by Ann Putnam


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Full Moon at Noontide is at once familiar and startlingly new: All of our parents and loved ones will move from a well-lit present to an unfathomable future, but through this powerful memoir we can see the love―and anger.

Full Moon at Noontide is at once familiar and startlingly new: All of our parents and loved ones will move from a well-lit present to an unfathomable future, but through this powerful memoir we can see the love―and anger, humor, and disbelief―that those lives have left for us. ―Judy Doenges, author, The Most Beautiful Girl in the World. Ann Putnam holds a PhD from the University of Washington and teaches creative writing and gender studies at the University of Puget Sound.

Full Moon at Noontideis the story of Ann Putnam's mother and father and her father's identical twin, and how they . The JSTOR Understanding Series.

Full Moon at Noontideis the story of Ann Putnam's mother and father and her father's identical twin, and how they lived together with their courage and. Foreword by David Hilfiker. Introduction by Thomas R. Cole.

join us for a lively chat with Ann Putnam Jun 14 2010. Ann Putnam is here with us today to give us the story behind her memoir, Full Moon at Noontide: A Daughter’s Last Goodbye (Southern Methodist University Press). The Story Behind the Book.

Автор: Putnam Ann Lenore Название: Full Moon at Noontide: A Daughter& Last Goodbye Издательство .

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Author: Ann Lenore Putnam, David Hilfiker, Thomas R. Cole Title: Full moon at noontide : a daughter's last goodbye Publisher: University Of Iowa Press Publication Date: 3/15/2015 ISBN: 9781609383176 Paperback (English).

Author: Ann Lenore Putnam, David Hilfiker, Thomas R.

Full Moon at Noontide is the story of Ann Putnam’s mother and father and her father’s identical twin, and how they lived together with their courage and their stumblings, as they made their way into old age and then into death

Full Moon at Noontide is the story of Ann Putnam’s mother and father and her father’s identical twin, and how they lived together with their courage and their stumblings, as they made their way into old age and then into death. It’s the story of the journey from one twin’s death to the other, of what happened along the way, of what it means to lose the other who is also oneself

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Born 1679 in Salem Village, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, she was the eldest child of Thomas (1652–1699) and Ann (née Carr) Putnam (1661–1699).

For anyone who has walked side-by-side in the culminating steps of the life of an elderly person, Ann Putnam’s Full Moon at Noontide is a healing balm. She’s been there three separate times.

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Trash Obsession
I bought this for a memoirs class I was taking at the University of Puget Sound, which is also where the author teaches, it was really interesting having such a look into the life of someone that I knew in passing. This was a really well written and interesting look into what it's like having aging and dying parents, I think it could be comforting for others going through similar things and was useful for me as someone whose parents will reach that point in the future.
Quashant
If you are experiencing the aging journey of a parent or partner, this book will console you. The sharing of this author about her parents is a gift to her readers. A difficult journey for anyone to walk through.
Alsardin
This book rings true to the way caring for a fading love one was like for me. The guilt and fear and the final relief with more guilt after they pass.
IWantYou
FULL MOON AT NOONTIDE: A DAUGHTER'S LAST GOODBYE, by Ann Putnam.

Anne Putnam's memoir of the slow decline and final years of her parents and her bachelor uncle should become a classic text on love, loss and grief. There have been countless books written about this subject, I know, but her story seems unique, and not just because she was an only child, but because of the closeness that existed between her parents, Homer and Grace Cunningham, and her father's identical twin brother, Henry. Ann cannot remember a time when her uncle had not been an integral part of their small family, and his story is an important part of this wrenchingly stark and honest look at aging, sickness and death.

Homer and Henry were raised as Free Methodists. Their father certainly loved them both, but their mother was a dour unhappy (perhaps even clinically depressed) woman who withheld her love, which had a lasting and detrimental effect on Henry, who never married, but supposedly engaged in numerous affairs and consorted with prostitutes, although he was for many years a respected school teacher and administrator. The twins both attended Greenville College, a Christian school in Illinois, where Homer met and married Grace, an independent free thinker, somewhat unusual for that environment. Grace obviously understood the close connection between the twins, and those ties remained. Henry was always closely tied to their small family, which soon included Ann, and when Henry retired from his school administration job in Michigan, he moved to Washington state to live with Homer and Grace, and there he stayed until the end of his life.

Putnam takes us through the difficult stages of the last years of these three people who were so dear to her, from their three-story family home (all those dangerous stairs) to an assisted living complex, through the various falls, illnesses, and hospitalizations, to that last stop in a nursing home. And then, lovingly, through those final, wrenchingly sad days.

Having lost my own mother just a couple years ago, Putnam's story resounded with truth for me, and brought back those achingly sad final months in a nursing home, with her admissions about the "guilt for all the days I had not managed to visit, for all the times I did not stay long enough ... And worse, that feeling of claustrophobia, that unspeakable feeling that I couldn't wait to leave."

And Putnam's description of the old people gathered by the home's activities director, trying to get them to sing "You Are My Sunshine," brought back the final hospital days of my wife's father, listening to a tape of our small daughter singing that song, struggling for breath as tears ran down his face.

And, as her father's death grows ever nearer, Putnam reflects sadly on the "many things that will never be known to us now, that we should have been more vigilant, asked more questions, written down more." Reading this I thought again, as I have so many times, of all the things I don't know about my own father, gone now for over twenty-five years. All the questions I never asked.

But Ann Putnam has done a tremendous service to her much loved parents and uncle with this book. She has gathered everything she could from their lives - all those years of teaching and service (her father was a college history professor), lives that definitely mattered - and she has written it all down. For people who continue to feel the grief of losing a loved one, this book will be a tremendous comfort. It was for me. Thank you, Ann. This is such a brave and beautiful book, filled with love and sadness, as well as a redeeming wit and humor. Your beloved parents and uncle would be so proud of you. My highest recommendation.

- Tim Bazzett, author of the memoir, BOOKLOVER
lubov
Full Moon at Noontide is a beautiful book about a woman who loses her parents and uncle, and the trials they go through along the way. This wonderful look at the end of life, is a beautiful tribute to her parents and a stark reminder to all of us who live in the "Sandwich Generation" of what is important, our family and the love we all share. Ann Putnam was able to put into words exactly what it's like at the end, when you're having to take care of your parents and make sure they have those they love around them, and leave this world with dignity and grace.

I remember when my grandparents passed away. The years building up to it, the hospital visits, the surgeries, the pain, both physical and emotional that my mom and our entire family went through. Those were tough times, and I was just a teenager. Now, my own mother is turning 70 this year, and her health isn't as good as it once was. I worry about her all the time. Reading this book made me feel just a little better, knowing that I'm not alone in dealing with these issues as my mother gets older, and that we will be able to get through it, no matter what happens.

This book is beautifully written and will make you cry in many spots. It will also make you smile as you see some humor and a lot of love within these pages. Whether you have already lost your parents, or are taking care of them now, this is definitely a book that you'll want to read. It won't necessarily be easy to read, but it's worth it! I highly recommend this book to anyone with parents. Although it's this is definitely a book for the more mature reader, college age and above is who I would say this is best for.

Disclaimer: This book was provided to me by Pump Up Your Book Promotion for review purposes only. All opinions are 100% my own.
Mautaxe
My grandmother passed away when I was twelve years old ( I am sixteen now) and I had many fond memories of her. My grandfather is still alive and is eighty years old. When I had the chance to read the book, I was a little reluctant and my mother said that it was good for me to read it. I enjoyed the book and my favorite twin was Henry. Boy, was he a character and he made me laugh. I read the book on vacation and I had difficulty putting it down. I volunteer weekly in a local nursing home and I can see how hard it can be to care for the elderly and all the emotions that go along with caring for them. The author is an excellent writer and she gave me a different insight into life. I have learned that even the most independent person may need some assistance in their lives when they grow older and may have to rely on a nursing home to care for them. I recommend the book to everyone not to make them depressed but to learn a little about aging.
Full Moon at Noontide: A Daughter's Last Goodbye (MEDICAL HUMANITIES SERIES) ebook
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