Robert Leleux grandmother was a steel magnolia, an elegant and witty woman: quick-tongued, generous in her affections, but also indifferent to the emotions of those who most needed her. The Living End: A Memoir of Forgetting and Forgiving (St. Martin’s Press, $19.99) Leleux portrays her affliction with Alzheimer’s as a strangely life-affirming experience, an unexpected blessing that gave a divided family a second chance. “. . . an understated work that highlights the emotional rewards of caring for a loved one." --Kirkus Reviews. Leleux is the author of the memoir The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy.