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The Caregiver review ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub read The Caregiver Ntire world They take turns caring for each other in ways big and small Their arrangement begins to unravel when Ana becomes involved with a civilian rebel group attempting to undermine the city's torturous Police Chief who rules over 1980s Rio de Janeiro with terrifying brutality Ana makes decisions that indelibly change their shared life When Mara is forced to escape she emigrates to California where she finds employment as a caregiver. I loved the heart of this novel which was the deeply loving relationship between Mara Alencar and her mother Ana Ana has raised Mara as a single mother in Brazil living a hand to mouth existence as a Portuguese voice over artist for American films With money tight Ana accepts a hazardous job acting as a decoy to distract a corrupt police chief for a band of revolutionaries who want to free their comrades from his jail Things go awry leading to a misunderstanding between Mara and Ana that casts a shadow over their relationshipMara ends up as an immigrant in America where she works as a caregiver for a woman dying of stomach cancer Mara s story as Kathryn s caregiver is interspersed between the threads of Mara s story with her mother in BrazilUltimately I thought the execution of the novel was muddied by too many unnecessary characters and side stories that detracted from its emotional heart I didn t really feel the KathrynMara thread nor did I fully grasp how that story thread complemented the MaraAna storyline Sadly the author Samuel Park passed away just after finishing this novel He died of stomach cancer which surely informed the development of his character Kathryn A sad loss for us readersThanks to NetGalley and Simon Schuster for an ARC of this novel My review however is based on the hardcover version

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The Caregiver review ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub read The Caregiver To a young woman dying of stomach cancer It’s here that she begins to grapple with her turbulent past and starts to uncover vital truths about her mother herself and what it means to truly take care of someone Told with vivid imagery and subtle poignancy The Caregiver is a moving and profound story that asks us to investigate who we are as children and parents immigrants and citizens and ultimately humans looking for vital connectivit. When I added Samuel Park s The Caregiver to my fall 2018 list I found out that it was posthumously published author died shortly of stomach cancer after finishing this book making this his final novel I couldn t help but to feel a profound lost after finishing this incredible moving and tender novel of mother daughter saga coming of age tale Such a tremendous lost of a literary talent and the fact that he was a flourishing young writer of same nationality as I am almost felt Iike a lost of a family memberrandom personal story Park was born in Rio de Janeiro and educated in America last worked as a professor of creative writing one of my best friends in middle school was a half Korean half Paraguayan girl who really broaden my world I had no idea there was such a huge population of Asians in South America densely in Brazil and mainly descendants of Filipinos Japanese Chinese and Korean I know Brazil has long history of migrations some painful histories but it never donned on me that there were Asian population just thought it were Africans or Europeans Brazil is an interesting country to read about especially about their diverse populationI found this condensed review by Chicago Tribune that perfectly captures what I felt about the author novel Sometimes the intersection of the creator s life and the material in his creation is actually one of the most illuminating ways to consider a bookSuch is arguably the case with the late Samuel Park whose second novel The Caregiver has just been published posthumously The book though an absorbing and well crafted work of fiction capable of standing on its own without the support of biography is almost impossible to consider independently of the knowledge of where its author s life overlaps with his artThe story that Park tells here fittingly is free of pity but full of compassion And while it is not essential that a reader know that Park s own background involves both distinct settings and that he himself met an early end from the same disease that he gives to one of his main characters that knowledge undeniably adds an extra layer of interest and pathos to an already moving novel This a multi layered novel that follows main characters Mara and her young brave but reckless struggling voice over actress mom Ana alternating between 1980s impoverished Copacabana and present day affluent Bel Air where Mara is working as a caregiver to a young woman named Kathryn who is dying of a stomach cancer The novel begins in the present but but its events are rooted in the past Mara being the sole narrator guides us through her turbulent childhood to her escape life in America as an undocumented immigrant after her mom died of surgery complicationIt is in America while caring for Kathryn Mara dives deeper into parts of her past that she has had difficulty acceptingand unearths vital truths what her mom did when she got involved with civilian rebel group to help carry out their plan which revolved around distracting Police Chief Lima and luring him out of the station but the rebel s plan ends violently For years Mara believed that her mom was tortured by the chief when she was caught lying to him but the real truth is revealed years later when chief Lima s son visits Mara in America whom she briefly had a relationship in Brazil Had Ana done the right thing risking her life putting her little family in such a dangerous situationThis novel is so much than a story of mother daughter relationship maternal love it s about the fragility of life the risks we take to protect the ones we love and difficulty of finding one s place in a foreign country Beautiful prose written with so much compassion it s deeply affecting both gripping tender that ll get you thinking of life on a deeper level There were so many paragraphs that touched my heart deeply The ending was bit surprising but the overall plot is pretty straightforward and easy to follow read You can definitely see traces of Park s life overlapped throughout the book Highly recommend

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The Caregiver review ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub read The Caregiver From the critically acclaimed author of This Burns My Heart comes gorgeous emotionally wise tale about a daughter who unearths the hidden life of her enigmatic motherMara Alencar’s mother Ana is the moon the sun the stars Ana a struggling voice over actress is an admirably brave and recklessly impulsive woman who does everything in her power to care for her little girl With no other family or friends her own age Ana eclipses Mara’s e. NOW AVAILABLE You taught me precious secrets of the truth withholdin nothin You came out in front and I was hidingBut now I m so much better so if my words don t come togetherListen to the melody cause my love s in there hiding But I love you in a place where there s no space or timeI ve loved you for my life yes you re a friend of mineAnd when my life is over remember when we were togetherWe were alone and I was singin my song for you yesWe were alone and I was singin this song for you babyWe were alone and I was singin my songSingin this song for you A Song For You Leon Russell Songwriters Leon RussellThis story begins with the prelude in Bel Air California in the early 1990s with Mara Alencar who is at that time 26 years old and an undocumented home caregiver for a woman Mrs Kathryn Weatherly divorced is in her early forties and has been diagnosed with stomach cancerThe story then leaves the 1990s and California and takes a step back in time and place to Rio de Janeiro Brazil in the mid to late 1970s Mara is at this point eight years old and she and her mother Ana are living in Copacabana when a song in America Copacabana sends American tourists there in droves Ana does voice overs for actresses dubbing over their English to Portuguese and is attractive enough that men turn and stare as she walks by a fact that doesn t go unnoticed by Mara Mara has never known her father and Ana doesn t want to discuss him with her he s the past and together they are the future Money is tight and after much convincing she s persuaded to take a job she d prefer to decline The problem is this job involves the student guerillas revolutionaries and the police Back in 1990s Bel Air Mara struggles in caring for Kathryn her fear of reliving those days before she came to America and as these days of giving care to Kathryn go on the roles begin to blur while Kathryn speaks of leaving her house to Mara and speaking of her to others as her daughter Kathryn speaks freuently of her fears of dying words that haunt Mara and she finds herself revisiting old memories of the days caring for her motherBeautifully written this is Park s final novel a poignant story of life with all its struggles of love in all its variations the push and pull of maternal love the confidential and clandestine nature of romantic love a moving contemplation of the end of our days and of those with whom we share our love Shortly after he finished writing this novel Park s own battle with stomach cancer came to an end leaving us with this a final gift Pub Date 25 SEP 2018Many thanks for the ARC provided by Simon Schuster


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    characters ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Samuel Park Samuel Park ✓ 9 review (E–pub/Pdf) The Caregiver AUTHOR Samuel Park The book begins in California in the 1990’s when twenty six year old Mara Alencar an undocumented immigrant from Brazil is a caregiver to an affluent woman with stomach cancer In these early pages I found Mara’s reactions to America fascinating and so enlightening as she tells of all of the things she has been surpr

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    (E–pub/Pdf) The Caregiver AUTHOR Samuel Park Samuel Park ✓ 9 review The story open with Mara working as a caregiver to a woman with stomach cancer The novel than travel back in time to Rio De Janiero in the 1980's a very fraught political time in that country Mara's mother will do anything to take care of he

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    (E–pub/Pdf) The Caregiver AUTHOR Samuel Park NOW AVAILABLE “You taught me precious secrets of the truth withholdin' nothin'You came out in front and I was hidingBut now I'm so much better so if my words don't come togetherListen to the melody 'cause my love's in there hiding“But I love you in a place where there's no space or timeI've loved you for my life yes you're a friend of min

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    Samuel Park ✓ 9 review characters ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Samuel Park read The Caregiver Oh how I love a mother daughter story The Caregiver is set in beautiful Rio de Janeiro in 1980s Ana is everything to her daughter Mara She lives paycheck to paycheck as a voice over actress and is assertive resilient and reckless all at the same time Ana has a fierce love for her daughter but her limitations hold her bac

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    (E–pub/Pdf) The Caregiver AUTHOR Samuel Park Samuel Park ✓ 9 review I loved the heart of this novel which was the deeply loving relationship between Mara Alencar and her mother Ana Ana has raised Mara as a single mother in Brazil living a hand to mouth existence as a Portuguese voice over artist for American films With money tight Ana accepts a hazardous job acting as a decoy to distract a corrupt police ch

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    (E–pub/Pdf) The Caregiver AUTHOR Samuel Park 35 stars The first thing I have to say is that I am deeply saddened by the death of this author I had no idea he passed away last yea

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    (E–pub/Pdf) The Caregiver AUTHOR Samuel Park Another 4 star readI'm on a roll with some pretty great books lately Hope to write later

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    (E–pub/Pdf) The Caregiver AUTHOR Samuel Park When I added Samuel Park’s “The Caregiver” to my fall 2018 list I found out that it was posthumously published; author died shortly of stomach cancer after finishing this book making this his final novel I couldn’t help but

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    (E–pub/Pdf) The Caregiver AUTHOR Samuel Park characters ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Samuel Park Mara Alencar left Brazil as a teenager to emigrate to Los Angeles There are few opportunities for an undocumented immigrant so she takes a job as a caregiver for a middle aged woman with stomach cancer Mara is well suited for the job having cared for her ailing mother But there are unresolved issues between Mara and her mother that she is grappling withMara and her mother Ana lived in Cocoabana Brazil They str

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  • 04 March 2018
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