The Bear Came Over the Mountain

Alice Munro ★★★★★

Painfully meticulous and menacing short story about how the life of an elderly couple changes due to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

When the wife is diagnosed with the condition and cannot be taken care of at home any more, she is taken to a nursing home. There, she develops a new friendship, leaving even less space for her husband among her already sparse thoughts. The husband, in the meantime, is reminiscing about past infidelities and their life together. Not an uplifting story, but still highly recommended!