Cathleen Schine has once again written an amusing, yet poignant family tale. This time it is the story of Joy Bergman, a proud, insightful woman in her 80’s, trying to cope with her husband’s failing health. She has loving children who want what is best for her, but what they think is best and what Joy thinks is best are often miles apart.
Schine portrays the process of aging with humor, empathy and concern. Joy and her clan are caring, sensitive individuals who sometimes misinterpret the needs of others. In other words-they are all quite human.
They May Not Mean to, but They Do is my kind of beach read.
Available on June 7, 2016.