Into That Good Night by Ron Rozelle

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When his father began to show signs of Alzheimer's disease, Rozelle watched the man's painful transformation into a dependent and ultimately foreign person. In this haunting memoir, Rozelle recreates and reclaims the past for his father, offering a son's gift that will echo for a long time to come.

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Jim Willett is director of the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville, Texas. He narrated the radio documentary "Witness to an Execution," which aired on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" and won a Peabody Award in 2000. Ron Rozelle teaches creative writing and his novels include "A Place Apart," "The Windows of Heaven," and "Into That Good Night," which was a finalist for the PEN American West Creative Nonfiction Prize.
Published August 1, 1998 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (T). 181 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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We do learn that the purchase of a fishing cottage (although he did not fish) and a car trip to Florida “were exceptions to an otherwise predictable life.” More vivid is the evocation of Rozelle’s chain-smoking, ailing mother who, stoked with too many medicines, would ultimately shoot herself to ...

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When Rozelle, a high school English teacher, was growing up in Oakwood in the 1950s and '60s, Lester was the school superintendent of the ""white"" school, where he formerly taught, as well as of the town's ""black"" school.

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