crush. candy. corpse.
But this is going to be an even luckier book because the spirit of my mother will bless it.
It's dedicated to her and she died as I was completing the last edit. Much of my experience visiting
with Mom in the Alzheimer's unit is fictionalized in this book. Things that nearly happened, that I imagined happening as I sat hoping for some response from my mother.
Anyway, we've been agonizing for a couple months. Or maybe it was just me. But a reader, Charlotte Zronik, came up with the title and everyone, including the booksellers who previewed the mock cover, loved it. Thank you Charlotte. You may have a career in marketing and PR in the future. Certainly you have an autographed book coming your way.
Coming from my magazine world, initially I thought, with the lower case letters, that the first three words were the "dek" and the all-caps WHAT HAPPENED IN THE FORTY-FIRST HOUR? was the title. But that's just cool graphics. I do like alliteration but this is a bit of a tongue twister. Say it quickly and you'll see.
But nobody really has to say anything out loud. They just need to buy the book and read it.