Treha Langsam is a young woman with a very special gift. She has a job in an assisted living facility, and is “a whisperer of sorts”, bringing people from dementia back to their lives – even if it’s only temporarily, she has a way of talking and listening, and helping people to “come back”. When a documentary team comes to the facility to film a resident there, they see that she has a pretty incredible story, and want to film it. That starts them down a path to find out about her story, and that involves her family – which is a very complicated story to figure out. I honestly had a hard time following along with the book, the various different stories being told, and how the bits that were shared related to the other bits that had already been mentioned. Even reading the end, I just didn’t get it… I felt like there was a lot left unsaid, and that was hard for me. I appreciated the ability Treha had to connect to people, and thought there was a lot that could be learned from the way she would sit and just listen and wait, without expecting something from the people she was with. But I still felt like the story was hard to follow overall. It seemed like the kind of story that would make more sense as part of a series, where you could see what happened “next”.
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