Saturday, August 13, 2016
The Last Cadillac: A Memoir by Nancy Nau Sullivan
Middle-age is challenging enough, but when Nancy Nau Sullivan suddenly finds herself caring for two children, grappling with her mother’s death, and caring for her ailing father while at the same time navigating a contentious divorce and dealing with long-simmering sibling rivalries, she wonders how she can keep herself sane. Things get even more complicated when her siblings accuse her of “kidnapping” their father and carting him—and his Cadillac—off to Anna Maria Island, Florida, where they are greeted by Hurricane Josephine. In this gripping memoir, Sullivan guides the reader through the chaotic whirlwind of unexpected and unwanted change and offers a common sense and humorous guide to surviving family relationships.
The Last Cadillac is a wonderfully written story! You can feel the love through the pages as you read. I haven't lost either one of my parents so I can't imagine the feelings that come with losing them. My heart ached for Nancy as I read but I was also thankful for her being blessed to spend the time that she had making memories.
It's sad how the decline and loss of family members can stir up such conflict among other family members! I have seen it happen so many times! I appreciate how "real" Nancy is with her writing about all of the situations and emotions that arose during this time in her life.
This was a very good book and I am so thankful that I was given the opportunity to read it!
*Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.