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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Taylor, Nick, 1945-
New York : N.A. Talese, c1994
|Named Person:||Nick Taylor; Taylor family.|
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|Description:||194 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.|
We get to know John and Clare Taylor as they move from Florida to Mexico and back to Florida in their retirement, fending off the illnesses that eventually will claim them. The Taylors are good company: colorful, opinionated, and occasionally maddening to their son Nick, who recognizes their need for him with a mixture of love, irritation, and guilt. He knows their vulnerability as they confront the inevitable, and he shares their passage, giving us a kind of dress rehearsal for what we, too, will face.
. Comforting, moving, even inspirational, A Necessary End has the simple beauty of a classic, one of those special books that give meaning to common experience.