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Time to Let Go (English Edition)
 
 

Time to Let Go (English Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Christoph Fischer
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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 Alzheimers' 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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 550 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 240 Seiten
  • ISBN-Quelle für Seitenzahl: 1499130597
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B00K9G8M8W
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 5.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (3 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #188.266 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Another Winner From Fischer 14. Juli 2014
Von Big Apple
Format:Kindle Edition
Another amazing read from one of my favorite contemporary authors Christoph Fischer. Based on the reviews, the subject matter of this novel clearly speaks to people who have had the misfortune to experience AD but it is also a moving read for anyone who is a son or daughter. Fischer's characters and stories have a universality that makes them easy to relate to. This is probably his strongest piece yet. The writing has become quite spare, with no words wasted. The mood is often somber but everything always feels authentic. 'Time To Let Go' is an intense, well executed exploration of family dynamics under pressure. Highly recommended.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A moving story. 2. Juli 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved Time to Let Go by Christoph Fischer! As we witness a family in crisis and the changes that occur when Hanna has to deal with problems centering around work that become magnified when having to cope with a mother (Biddy) caught in the cruel grips of Alzheimer’s. A slice of life that feels all too real. As a reader gets to know Biddy in the good moments and Hanna’s father (Walter), we become part of the family. The dialogue is often bittersweet, at once heartbreaking and humorous. There is a scene where Biddy reads from the paper and then tries to understand who the Taliban are that reminded me of my own grandmother – touching and hard, and yet I smiled. The author has done a great job making it realistic. He’s handled this difficult, and all too common, issue superbly, weaving it into an entertaining and important story. Simply wonderful. Highly recommended – 5 stars.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Ripples and Repercussions 25. Juni 2014
Von M Sockel
Format:Kindle Edition
Simply put, this beautiful book should be read by everyone who has so far and yearns to go back.

Bitter-sweet in tone, we follow Hanna as she returns home to assess her life following a crisis at work.

But this is no longer the home of her childhood. Her parents are not the immortal gods of her childish memory, and she is forced to confront the brutal reality that frailty and infirmity comes with age.

Her mother’s Alzheimer’s is wonderfully described and beautifully treated, and her father is grieving for the loss of his wife who is not yet dead. A man of his time, his obtuseness is a stark contrast to Hanna’s progressive and more left leaning values, and his daughter is left to struggle to do what is right by her mother, and honoring her father.

Whilst this is a fantastic tale of relationships, the real joy is in the subtext; through Hanna we are shown what our modern living costs us – how city life moulds us into people we do not necessarily want to be, and divides us from both ourselves, our friends, and the land.

This is a tender story of love and loss, but also of hope that, if we really want to, we can change who we are to become something altogether better.

A wonderful read and an enduring tale.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Hit a nerve - in a good way 27. Mai 2014
Von Amazon Customer - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verifizierter Kauf
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.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A tragic story 12. Mai 2014
Von Murielle Cyr - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
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.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Heartrendingly realistic and profoundly intimate. 30. Mai 2014
Von S. Rose - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
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!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A touching family account of coping with Alzheimer's 17. Juli 2014
Von Anna Burke - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verifizierter Kauf
Time to Let Go is a fictionalized account of a family dealing with Alzheimer’s. The disorder gets a good deal of attention nowadays even though too little is yet known about it. Alzheimer’s poses a host of challenges, large and small, not only for those who suffer with the disease, but for friends and family who must standby, and step in, as a loved one fades away. Christoph Fischer’s book personalizes all of that, featuring a creditable account of what it’s like for families dealing with the disease. You get a sense for the toll it takes to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. ‘Compassion fatigue’ is a term used in the research and practice arenas where I spent some part of my life studying caregivers and caregiving. It aims to convey how vitiating it can be to care for another person, even when that care is undertaken willingly.

As Fischer’s story also reveals, the aging of family members, in particular when one of them is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, creates opportunity as well as challenge. The title, “Time to Let Go,” aptly captures the theme of loss and acceptance that gets played out in the book. It might just as well have been titled “Time to Take Hold” or “Carpe Diem,” e.g. “seize the day”. An equally important theme in the book has to do with learning to live more fully in the present. That also means making the most of what the present offers, even with all its limitations.

I’m not just talking about the elder couple, Walter and Biddy, at the center of the story, but their children as well. In particular, their daughter, Hanna, caught up in her own midlife crisis. The challenges she faces are many. They include a tragic event at work, loneliness and social isolation, unresolved conflicts with her aging parents, as well as her mother’s affliction with Alzheimer’s. All the disruption creates a momentary ‘unfreezing’ of her life, opening her up to new possibilities. Not everyone can do it, but for some tragedy can become transformative. Can Hanna heed the call to reflect and, perhaps, reorient her life? AYou’ll have to read Time to Let Go to find out!

A recommended read.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A realistic and heartwarming story! 14. Juni 2014
Von Angel - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
At first, I was reluctant to read this new novel by Mr. Fischer since my dad is suffering from Alzheimer’s, and I was afraid it might be too painful. Well, I’m glad I read it. It was a realistic and heartwarming story about love, loyalty, and family bonds.

I found myself rooting for Hanna—the protagonist—whose mother was drawn, day by day, into the world of this frightening disease. All members of the family, though, were just as interesting as each one of them, in their own way, tried to make amends and adjust to the new environment and role shifting.

I highly recommend this wonderful tribute to a brave woman and all our loved ones who suffer from this devastating disease.
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