Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. In 2014, Toby Olson's wife Miriam died at the age 80, and after nearly 50 years of marriage. She had suffered from Alzheimer's for some years before her death and Toby became her principal carer. This is a memoir of that period, a story of love and frustration, remembering and forgetting. Miriam is also THE OTHER WOMAN of the title—a woman other than the one she once was.
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Toby Olson has published ten novels, the most recent of which, Tampico, appeared from the University of Texas Press in 2008, and twenty books of poetry. A new novel, Walking, will appear soon from Chatwin Press. The recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts, Olson's novel Seaview received the PEN/Faulkner award for The Most Distinguished Work of American Fiction in 1983. Toby Olson lives in Philadelphia and North Truro, on Cape Cod.Author City: PHILADELPHIA, PA USA