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Have the Men Had Enough? by Margaret Forster
Published by Penguin, 1989

This book is a moving story about a once tough and self-reliant lady who has always been the carer of the family, putting her menfolk first. Now she is unable to look after herself and her family must care for her. The story is told from the viewpoint of Grandma's granddaughter and daughter-in-law and relates the responses of the different family members to the strain of caring for Grandma, from the devotion of her daughter to the callousness of one of her sons.
A most memorable, touching story that is funny in parts, this book makes us think about the way in which we treat our old people. Totally credible, this is a most enjoyable read.

Reviewed by a Clare County Library staff member.