Doris Ober

Selected Work

Memoir
Do not be alarmed by the title: The Alzheimer's Years: A Mother and Daughter Reunion is not a depressing book, though it is touching and frequently very funny. Molly Bourne, M.D., director of Hospice in Petaluma in the California Bay Area, writes: "A treasure. I think of those just early into the possibility of a dementia diagnosis and how this is an accessible, real, inspiring, funny glance at it without crushing the heart or making one run fast in the other direction."
A middle-aged couple of escaped New Yorkers become shepherds in the rural outpost of West Marin California, and learn much about life—and about death—from the experience.
Prose, Poetry, and Art
managing editor
A literary/art journal with works by locals and visitors to this very special northern California community. Robert Hass, Jane Hirshfield, Susan Trott are a few of the stars in Volume 4.
Nonfiction
with Sukie Miller, Ph.D.
“This is the best book on parental grief that I have seen.”
--Seattle Times
English/Spanish Language
with Richard Kirschman
“It says, Go ahead, give this language a try; you’ve already got the vocabulary.”
--San Francisco Chronicle
Portraits
with Charles Garfield and Cindy Spring
“An extremely valuable source of information.... Your heart will be touched and your mind opened.”
--Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles

West Marin Review

The West Marin Review features fine and homespun art, prose, and poetry. Most content is selected by "reviewers": a panel for poetry, one for prose, and a team of artists reviewing art. Some pieces are solicited. Our contributors, residents and visitors to West Marin, are from everywhere—East Coast, West Coast, South of the Border, overseas—and they are every sort of people: in addition to professional writers, artists, and poets, they are psychotherapists, teachers, students, innkeepers, house cleaners, carpenters, attorneys, and firefighters.

West Marin Review, volume 4

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