What Rose Forgot

What Rose Forgot

Book - 2019
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"Rose Dennis wakes up in a hospital gown, her brain in a fog, only to discover that she's been committed to an Alzheimer's unit in a nursing home. With no memory of how she ended up in this position, Rose is sure that something is very wrong. When she overhears one of the administrators saying about her that she's 'not making it through the week,' Rose is convinced that if she's to survive, she has to get out of the nursing home"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, ©2019.
ISBN: 9781250207135
1250207134
Characteristics: 291 pages ;,25 cm.

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badcatalog
Jan 18, 2020

A fun, wacky new character from Nevada Barr - if you like the Stephanie Plum series, you will love this book. Read it in 2 sittings and hope Ms. Barr writes a new Park Ranger Pigeon book, but also love this fun break.

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pitkerro
Jan 15, 2020

Such a fun read. Totally unexpected. Big fan of Nevada Barr so picked this up automatically. Great depiction of inter-generational relationships and how they skip.

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EljayJohnson
Jan 13, 2020

A stand-alone from Barr, the author of the Anna Pigeon mystery series (which I love). Definitely a much different tone from the Anna series; this story of senior citizen Rose, her mysterious circumstances, and how she tries to figure them out is much lighter than the series. I think Barr was going for "delightful" but for me it was silly. Not for me, even though Barr's writing is as skilled as ever.

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athena14
Jan 11, 2020

Delightful, but as in her previous books, Nevada Barr has her heroine as agile as an Olympic gymnast...at 68. Accept that, and you're on your way with Gigi aka Rose.

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theojones41
Oct 13, 2019

Not at all like Nevada Barr's usual Anna Pigeon series, but still very enjoyable. And not really about Alzheimer's, either. The heroine here is 68 year old Rose, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and committed to a memory care unit. After a bout of the flu, when she's unable to take her prescribed regimen of drugs, she manages enough lucidity to realize that she is the victim of a nefarious plot to do away with her. But she has no idea who would do this to her or why. She just knows she does not have Alzheimer's. Luckily, she has a loving grand daughter and a talented sister who can help her make her escape.

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2greyts
Oct 01, 2019

A departure from the Anna Pigeon series. What Rose Forgot had me terrified in the opening pages. I could have been or may yet be the Rose of this situation. Once I calmed down and realized I was safe in my own home, I loved the book. Deftly written with really great evil brought to light; great characters, too.

debwalker Sep 21, 2019

When you wake up in a hospital memory care unit. But know you don't have dementia...

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