A New York Times Notable BookThe Family on Beartown Road is Elizabeth Cohenâ€™s true and moving portrait of love and courage. Elizabeth, a member of the â€śsandwich generationâ€ťâ€”those caught in the middle, simultaneously caring for their children and for their aging parentsâ€”is the mother of baby Ava and the daughter of Daddy, and responsible for both. In this story full of everyday triumphs, first steps, and an elderâ€™s confusion, Ava finds each new picture, each new word, each new song, something to learn greedily, joyfully. Daddy is a man in his twilight years, for whom time moves slowly and lessons are not learned but quietly, frustratingly forgotten. Elizabeth, a suddenly single mother with a career and a mortgage and a hamperful of laundry, finds her world spiraling out of control. Faced with mounting disasters, she chooses to confront life head-on, and to see the unique beauty in each and every moment.Imbued with an unquenchable spirit, The Family on Beartown Road takes us on a journey through the remarkable landscape that is family.