I was quite captivated by this and read it in one sitting. Love the graphics and found the story very interesting (perhaps more so because my mother just turned 90, and because I've also read Roz Chast's excellent Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?). One observation I found particularly telling: that perhaps it takes a generation of distance to care for the elderly. Being the child of an aging parent can cut close to the bone; grandchildren are so much farther from aging themselves that perhaps it truly is easier for them. I loved the relationship between Lucy and her grands - how caring she is with them. This was not a vacation for her, for sure, and one wonders why on earth the grands wanted to, seeing as they got so little out of it...?!

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