SIMON & SCHUSTER CANADA  have acquired English language rights to THE LONG HELLO.                                                                                                                                    Publication date – January, 2015.  


Simon & Schuster Canada |
352 pages |
ISBN 9781476792514 |
January 2015

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PERFORMANCES: Cathie performs internationally based on text from The Long Hello, alongside actors and musicians. The Long Hello has been adapted for the stage and is being considered for production at a number of venues. 



The Long Hello
Memory, My Mother, and Me
By Cathie Borrie

A stirring memoir of a daughter caring for a mother with dementia that is sure to become a touchstone for many others.

The Long Hello explores the emotional rewards and challenges that Cathie Borrie experienced in caring for her mother, who was living with Alzheimer’s disease, for seven years. Between the two, a wondrously poetic dialogue develops, which Ms. Borrie further illuminates with childhood memories of her family, and her struggle to maintain a life outside her caregiving responsibilities. The Long Hello demonstrates how caregiving creates an opportunity to experience the change in a relationship that illness necessitates, one in which joy, innocence, and profound intimacy can flourish.

Written in spare, beautiful prose, largely in the form of a dialogue, The Long Hello exquisitely captures the intricacies and nuances of a daughter’s relationship with her mother.
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