Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Art of Remembering” by Alison Ragsdale, July 16, 2019
WOW! Alison Ragsdale, Author of “The Art of Remembering” has written such an intense, captivating, thought-provoking, poignant, emotional and heartbreaking story. The Genres for this novel are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and Contemporary Fiction. The timeline for this story is set in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The author describes her dramatic characters as complex, complicated, flawed, and having their own set of problems and expectations.
Ailsa is a professional ballerina and is married to Evan, and to the outside world, it appears that she has everything. Some of Alisa’s and Evan’s goals are different. Alisa is getting terrible headaches and collapses on stage. The diagnosis is a brain tumor, and surgery is required. Both Alisa and Evan try to understand the prognosis and the possible results.
Will Alisa be able to dance? What will happen to Alisa’s memories? There are so many questions, and even after the surgery, there might not be answers for a long time. When Alisa first wakes up, she doesn’t have many memories of Evan.
I love the way that Alison Ragsdale describe in vivid detail Alisa’s emotional and physical changes. I also appreciate that the author discusses the importance of living your dreams for yourself, courage, emotional support, family, love, and hope. I would highly recommend this well-written story. I have to confess to some Kleenex moments.