Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – #Family – Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me by Abbie Taylor

Very pleased to share the news of the latest release by Abbie Taylor…Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me

About the book

Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.

After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.

Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.

Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?;

Head over to buy the book: Amazon USAnd: Amazon UK

Other books by Abbie Johnson Taylor

One of the reviews for The Red Dress

Jul 30, 2020 Gerardo rated it  five stars it was amazing

The moral that comes to mind after reading the novel, is something to the effect of “closing cycles”. Very realistically done, able to readily identify with the characters, their situations and dynamics needed to cope. forgiveness and its rewards also is a moral of the novel; how liberating it can be, not only for the ones affected, but for the families involved! Keep up the great work! Already looking forward to reading the next novel!

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US: Blog: Abbie’s Corner WordPress Goodreads: Abbie Johnson Taylor

About Abbie Johnson Taylor

I live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my late husband Bill, totally blind, who was partially paralyzed by two strokes soon after we were married. Before that, I was a registered music therapist and worked for fifteen years in a nursing home and other facilities that served senior citizens. I have a visual impairment, and during this time, I facilitated a support group for others like me. I also taught braille and served on the advisory board of a trust fund that allows persons with blindness or low vision to purchase adaptive equipment and services.

I’m the author of a romance novel, two poetry collections, and a memoir and am working on another novel. My poems, short stories, and essays have been published in various journals and anthologies. I belong to several writers’ organizations and a women’s singing group and take water exercise classes at the YMCA

Thanks for dropping in and it would be good if you would share the news of Abbie’s latest release.. thanks Sally.

49 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – #Family – Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me by Abbie Taylor

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  2. Intriguing blurb. I’ve never heard the theory that those suffering from dementia have vivid memories of past events. I’m curious if that is true or just part of this story.

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  4. Congratulations to Abbie, Sally. It sounds like a story that combines many elements that will make it meaningful to many people: dementia, difficulty family relationships, issues of identity, and growing up… Thanks for another great recommendation, Sally.

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