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A New Memoir

by Lorene Cary

Rain dances nourishment

from the soil

Tears waltz love

from the heart

Sun dances a boogie

woogie while

Lorene Cary is Ladysitting

with her Grandmother


Who brings the beer?


   --Nikki Giovanni


Lorene Cary cherished memories from childhood of weekends with her indulgent Nana. Now she and her family spend a year “ladysitting” the frail centenarian. It’s a moving, sometimes funny, journey through secrets, lies, and epiphanies, one that millions of families make each year, as they struggle together to share life--and face death.

Upcoming Events in detail

Ladysitting Book Reading and Signing
The Haddon Fortnightly
Penn's Village Presents:
First Presbyterian Church in Philly
"My General Tubman": A Conversation with Terry Nolen, Arden Theater Director
The Rosenbach
Pigeontown! Reading/Signing
St Dunstan's Episcopal Church
Drexel Authors' Caberet
The Study
UPenn, Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk
Penn Alumni Reading Club
E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House
East Falls Village Presents:
Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd
A Conversation with Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of "She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman"
Parkway Central Library