When Lydia Patterson and her best friend Marilyn both lose their husbands in the same week, Lydia is thrust into the role of only caregiver for Marilyn, who is in stage four of early-onset Alzheimer’s. At the same time, the ominous rattling of chain bookstores forces the closing of the independent Book Nook where Lydia has worked most of her adult life. Her judgment impaired by grief, Lydia decides to fulfill a promise made long ago to take Marilyn on a road trip to meet some of the bookstore customers who she’s befriended over the years. On the first day out, a blind cat who also turns out to be pregnant crawls into Marilyn’s lap and heart causing her to speak for the first time in two years and leaving Lydia with some tough choices.
Marilyn and Me is a tale of devoted friends and their one great, last adventure together.
Blogger Bill Young had this to say about Marilyn and Me on the Daily Oklahoman website: http://blog.newsok.com/okiereads/?cat=3972