Every Waking Moment


Every Waking Moment by Chris Fabry is a unique story. It's mainly about Treha Langsam, a custodian at Desert Gardens Retirement Home. She seems to have a gift (they call her the "whisperer") to draw out elderly dementia patients into moments of clarity. Then, Devin Hillis enters the picture as a documentary filmmaker. He is making a documentary about Desert Gardens and its elderly patients.

This unique tale isn't a typical book I would read, but it sounded intriguing, so I wanted to read it. It was overall a pretty good story, interesting and heartwarming at the same time. He kept the tension going about Treha and her mysterious gift, and the plight of the filmmaker was interesting as well. I found myself rooting for him and his film. The story was told from various viewpoints, which got confusing and bogged down the story at times. The main problem with this book was the fact that so much wasn't resolved at the end. I felt like he got tired of writing and just ended the book without tying up all the loose ends. The storylines of Devin and the banker were never finished off. We also never found out the true source of Treha's mysterious gift. I wonder if he might be writing a sequel to this book and purposefully left off some of the answers because of that.

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