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Birrell to be guest at August 6 Book Talk

July 27, 2022

Boundary County Library staff and administration is excited to announce an author reception with Bonners Ferry author Carolyn Birrell at their 1 p.m. Book Talk Saturday, August 6. Enjoy refreshments as Carolyn discusses her recently published book, "Walking With Fay: My Mother's Uncharted Path into Dementia."

In an interview on National Public Radio, Carolyn said she needed to share her story with others who are following similar paths. For years, she faced problems many adults with ailing parents wrestle with. Her mother suffered from dementia and needed full-time care. That’s a difficult enough situation to deal with. But in Birrell’s case, she lived in North Idaho and her mother lived in north Georgia.

“Right around 2012 I’d gotten my phone call from the sheriff in her town, letting me know that she driving on the wrong side of the road and people were calling in to report her," she said. She had noticed some changes in her mother, but chalked them up to getting older and a quirky personality. Birrell would periodically fly cross country and visit, but that call from the sheriff convinced her she needed to do more.

"Walking With Fay" chronicles the sometimes sad, often funny and in the end uplifting story of a daughter's love and how a community rallied around Carolyn and her mother so neither had to face the myriad challenges alone.

All are welcome; admission is free.

Questions or Comments? Send us an email!

Mike Weland, Publisher

6931 Main St.
P.O. Box 1625
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
(208) 295-1016

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