POSTPONED! Beyond Ice and Sand

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020, Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 7pm Eastern, online only, via Zoom.

POSTPONED INDEFINITELY. Please check back for a future rescheduled date.

Cover art for Beyond Ice and Sand. A sand hourglass nestled into a snowbank.Marjorie Burke returns to Gibson's Bookstore virtually to present Beyond Ice and Sand: The Conclusion of Our Story with Alzheimer's, following her previous books, detailing Donald and Marjorie's journey through of his diagnosis with Alzheimer's, Melting Ice - Shifting Sand, and Pilgrimage on Ice and Sand. This book completes the trilogy of a ten year Alzheimer’s journey caregiving and grieving. Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease for the care recipient, caregiver, and the entire family, as it takes its toll on everyone.  The writer chronicles the last year of her husband’s life that was still filled with love, laughter, and meaningful visits. After his death, she goes on to share the path forward, learning how to grieve and live fully again.

Marjorie will be joined in conversation by Martha McLoughlin, a social worker, and former director of the Homestead Unit at Granite Ledges where Donald lived for almost three years.

Marjorie Burke grew up in Watertown, Massachusetts, and moved to Lexington when she married her husband, Donald; they raised their two sons there. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University and worked as a staff pharmacist at Children’s Hospital in Boston for a number of years, followed by substituting in many other Boston hospitals.

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Beyond Ice and Sand: The Conclusion of Our Story with Alzheimer's Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781792345517
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Infinitely More Press - August 15th, 2020

This book completes the trilogy of a ten year Alzheimer’s journey caregiving and grieving. Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease for the care recipient, caregiver, and the entire family, as it takes its toll on everyone. The writer chronicles the last year of her husband’s life that was still filled with love, laughter, and meaningful visits.


Pilgrimage on Ice and Sand: Our Continuing Story Living with Alzheimer's Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781532386183
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Infinitely More Press - September 1st, 2018

Marjorie Burke returns with a followup to Melting Ice ~ Shifting Sand, presenting her continued caregiver memoirs in Pilgrimage on Ice and Sand: Our Continuing Story Living with Alzheimer's as she continues to care for her beloved husband, Donald. After six years of caring for him at home, it became very clear that it was no longer safe for either of them for him to remain at home.


Melting Ice Shifting Sand: One Couple's Journey with Alzheimer's Disease Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780996830225
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Infinitely More Press - September 16th, 2016

Written by Marjorie Burke with her husband, chronicling her and her husband's experience with Alzheimer's Disease - her as the caregiver and Donald as the one living with the disease. A deeply honest and moving account of their struggle with this awful disease.


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