Elizabeth Gibbons Van Ingen is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. After living in many places all over the world, adjusting to diverse traditions, and raising three daughters, she now lives and writes in the Denver area.
Liz's work has been published in two anthologies: The Voices of Alzheimer’s and The Voices of Caregivers, both edited by the Healing Project. Kismet is her first book.
Reader Review of Kismet:
I was a silent character in the author's story who cheered for her, loved her, gave her advice, laughed with her, and lived vicariously through her UNTIL the many roles she had to play to survive and not lose herself in coping with her husband's Alzheimers became almost intolerable. Not only is the book well organized, but I felt like I was actually "experiencing" and "feeling" the author's life as it unfolds.
The story portrays a woman who is sincere, self-assured, and independent, yet reveals vulnerability and disappointment as life takes twists and turns which require dependability and strength. "Kismet" is a powerful read. Liz Van Ingen's story will serve as a book of survival, hope, and healing to anyone who is navigating the scary waters of Alzheimer's.
-- K. F.
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