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Susan explains the title of her highly praised memoir, Swimming Solo, and tells how she and her husband, John, learned not to swim solo during 14 years of Alzheimer's caregiving for their parents, Silvia and Paul, Dorothy and George. Swimming Solo is a celebration of the vibrant lives their parents lived and and an inspiration for anyone who takes on the role of Alzheimer's caregiver.

Critics are praising Swimming Solo

  • Swimming Solo is a “magnificently constructed, gracefully, intelligently written account—which I commend without reservation.”
    Robert Duffy of The St. Louis Beacon
  • Swimming Solo is a guide to that moment when “we must become parents to our parents... recommended for all kinds of readers.”
    David Bowman of The Pulaski Citizen
  • Swimming Solo is “a fascinating personal story, lovingly recounted. The reader feels as though—if you didn't actually know these people, you wish you had."
    Isabel Anders, author of Becoming Flame and The Faces of Friendship
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