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TIME TO LET GO has over 140 REVIEWS

already, only three months since its publication.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Time to Let Go is a fictional story about a …, August 16, 2014
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Joyce Hislop (Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews
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Time to Let Go is a fictional story about a retired couple living in England, where Walter is caregiver at home to Biddy, who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. At first glance the reader might be put off by the subject matter, but the author quickly weaves a varied plot around Walter’s established and protective routine with Biddy and the arrival of their adult daughter, an airline stewardess who has experienced a serious event with a passenger on a recent flight and temporarily on leave while it is being investigated. Hanna and her brothers become more deeply involved in their parents’ lives and one another’s’ differences as they each cope with their own histories with their father, and now the responsibilities of offering care to their elderly parents without compromising the Seniors’ dignity. Meanwhile, Hanna has an unexpected opportunity to build a new relationship, and this leads to challenges she didn’t expect.

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, August 16, 2014

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Enjoyed book for most part.
I especially liked learning more about how people cope with Alzhelmers Disease.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Time to let go, August 15, 2014
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Down to earth and very realistic . Teaching the reader love, sacrifices, pain, patience,
Most of all, that it could happen to any family.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, August 15, 2014
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Touching saga that highlights Alzheimer’s and all those affected by it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Time to let go, August 13, 2014
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This is a good read. I enjoyed this book very much. This is a book about Hannah,an airline e stewardess;her Father Walter; her Mother Biddy who has Alzeimers disease and her brothers Patrick and Henrik. I felt like I knew these characters that the author portrays He has a style that keeps your interest. Hannah is a witness to a passenger’s death. She tries to resuscitate the person, but is not successfull. As a result,she takes a break from the stress and visits her elderly parents. The author has several subplots to keep the reader interested.
I would recommend this book.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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5.0 out of 5 stars visual good characters decribtions and easy read, August 11, 2014
By Kathy Kurpita (Big Island, Hawaii)

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It was free and I thought what the heck!!
What a surprise I found it to be an interesting subjust matter, visual good characters decribtions and easy read.
Having no electity my kindle is my best friend and I usually have a hard back and a book tape in my car and I found this was the book I wanted to finish!! The title is a bit misleading but pointed in some ways.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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A good account of what families suffer with a loved one …, August 11, 2014
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A good account of what families suffer with a loved one who has alzheimers but not the ending I was expecting for Hanna.

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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hit a nerve – in a good way, May 27, 2014
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Alzheimer’s, the dynamics of a close family, learning to live with saying goodbye (or not). As a reader, Time To Let Go was an utterly compelling read for me. I’m at the point in my life, where I’m starting to look very closely at caring for my aging parents, so I took a lot of deep breaths reading this. What I loved about Time to Let Go was that it’s power was in its simplicity. With chapter titles like “Lunch,” “The Pool” and “Dinner,” I was able to get into the day to day life of this family in a very intimate way. Their losses were mine, and their love became mine, too. A bittersweet and elegant read.
32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tragic story, May 12, 2014
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Muriellewrites (QUEBEC, CANADA)
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Christoph Fischer’s newest novel, Time to Let Go, is a tragic story, which ends not with a violent death, but with the slow and deteriorating journey of a loved one’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease. The once vibrant and intelligent Biddy is reduced to being treated like a young child by her husband Walter, who although well intentioned, rages at how powerless he is to control the ravages of her disease: “Dammit! Why can’t she remember?”
The story revolves around an emotionally dysfunctional family. Walter’s controlling and demanding attitude has alienated his three children and he finds himself alone to deal with his ailing wife. The eldest son, Henrik, as rigid and judgemental as the father, focuses solely on boosting his successful career, and only contacts his elderly parents when his business allows curt phone calls and cameo appearances to put them in line. Hanna, the only child to retain any emotion attachment, has succeeded in escaping her father’s overbearing attitude with a busy career with the airlines. The youngest son has given up completely on his father’s and brother’s criticism by embracing an altruistic approach to life: he chooses to spend his time with people who need his help rather than wasting it on a family who refuses it.
This is a well-crafted story with believable characters that keeps the readers enthralled on a highly emotional and intellectual level—definitely a must read.
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartrendingly realistic and profoundly intimate., May 29, 2014
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As I read Time to Let Go, I often felt as if I’d snuck inside a closet in Walter and Biddy Korhonen’s home, and helplessly watched through the keyhole as they struggled with one of life’s all too familiar tragedies. From time to time, I wanted to take their daughter Hanna and her brother Henrik aside and tell them, “I know you mean well, but you simply can’t push your father to put Biddy in a nursing home before he is completely ready!” The anguish I felt while reading Fischer’s novel made it hard to believe that this was not an actual family chronicle. I have read and thoroughly enjoyed Fischer’s previous three novels and for me, he is continuing to develop his ability to show rather than tell, and moreover, to conjure emotions and elicit self-reflection within the reader in response to the work. Well done!

Time To Let Go:

Time to Let Go is a contemporary family drama set in Britain.
Following a traumatic incident at work Stewardess Hanna Korhonen decides to take time off work and leaves her home in London to spend quality time with her elderly parents in rural England. There she finds that neither can she run away from her problems, nor does her family provide the easy getaway place that she has hoped for. Her mother suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and, while being confronted with the consequences of her issues at work, she and her entire family are forced to reassess their lives.
The book takes a close look at family dynamics and at human nature in a time of a crisis. Their challenges, individual and shared, take the Korhonens on a journey of self-discovery and redemption.

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