Four Umbrellas is a moving and intimate memoir that rattled in my head with its simple beauty. Brimming with courageous, tender, and insightful reflections, the reader cannot help but be accidentally inspired.
– Anthony De Sa, author of Barnacle Love
June Hutton and Tony Wanless have written a rare gem of a memoir: a candid and clear-eyed insiders? account of a couple?s journey into Alzheimer?s. With first-person narratives from both caregiver and patient, this is a journey of discovery valiantly shared. A must-read.
– Janie Chang, author of Dragon Springs Road
The authors present a harrowing, moving seven-year odyssey, rendered in heart-wrenchingly sad yet compassionate and loving detail.
– Kirkus Reviews
The memoir skillfully weaves reflective emails from Wanless to Hutton into the narrative, allowing readers to witness step by painful step, the impact of the ‘long, slow fade’ the disease imparts.
– Publishers Weekly
A groundbreaking book in both format and content, offering the reader a unique window into the couple’s fearful, but also courageous, journey with Alzheimer’s.
– Senior Line
Heartbreaking, riveting, and thoroughly educational … Four Umbrellas is a story about trauma, love, loss, redemption, reaching out, coming out, and bringing visibility to a topic that is fraught with social stigma.
– Ormsby Review
Standing as a stark illustration of the culture in which dementia and caregiving exist in Canada, Four Umbrellas: A Couple?s Journey Into Young-Onset Alzheimer?s is a book with insight for all of us
– Minola Review