June 7, 2012
This review is from: Apart From Love (Kindle Edition)This is a beautifully written novel that centers around the dreadful effects of Alzheimer's on the family. Although the Alzheimer's victim is only visited a few times in the story, you can sense her presence throughout. Her ex husband Lenny is suffering terribly because he misses the beautiful, intellectual wife he used to know. Through a tragic turn of events he divorced his suffering wife and married one who was much younger, who was no match intellectually, but who possessed the same physical qualities that Lenny found so attractive. And when Ben, Lenny's son, returned after ten long years away, he immediately resented Lenny's new wife Anita. But as time wore on with Ben, Lenny and Anita confined to a small apartment, and with Lenny spending all of his time away from the family, Ben and Anita began to develop an attraction to one another. Such was the tragedy that ultimately resulted from a disease that threatens to tear families apart.
Uvi has a unique skill with words, much like a painter with a brush (which she does also!) Reading this was a pleasant surprise as I've not come across a debut author who can craft an engaging piece of literary fiction in a long time. Highly recommended.