"Birdie Wainwright sees things--purple flowers growing out of floors and alpine slopes where her stairs ought to be. But she's not worried. It's just her macular degeneration acting up. No vision is going to stop this tango-loving grandmother!...Then one day, she sidesteps an imaginary boulder---and tumbles down the stairs. The bad news? A broken ankle. The worse news? She must convalesce at her son's home, under the harsh eye of her daughter-in-law. And that's when Birdie's visions really take flight!...For there in her room, bold as brass, sits the legendary Huck Finn..."--p. of cover.
Seeing Things by Patti Hill is a tasty treat for a summer's afternoon. Birdie Wainwrights prides herself on her independence and zest for life, even at the age of 72 and suffering from macular degeneration. When she starts seeing hallucinations of flowers in the middle of her living room, she starts to doubt her sanity, and when she ends up breaking her ankle because of them, her perfect life is turned upside-down. Birdie is forced to recover while living with her son Andy and wife Suzanne whose … more