Friday, May 24, 2013

Staff Picks

Jonathan Evison tackles difficult subject matter in The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving.

Struggling to come to terms with his own family tragedy Ben Benjamin offers in-home care to a boy with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, a crippling and incurable form of the disease.  Nineteen-year-old Trevor faces his disability with crude bravado that might come as a turnoff initially but you’ll love him for it by the end of this witty novel.   

The story is as much about physical struggles as it is about emotional ones and it’s surprisingly funny, especially when the duo expands to include a teen runaway, a would-be inventor with a criminal background and his pregnant girlfriend, all on the road trip of a lifetime.  

You’ll have a new appreciation for long car rides with your family after reading The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving.  Jonathan Evison has an amazing skill for finding comedy in the tragic and humanizing individuals with disabilities.

Alicia Cavitt
Information Specialist