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More About This Title AN ABSENT MIND


An Absent Mind is about a race against time. The ticking time bomb is Saul Reimer’s sanity. His Alzheimer’s is going to be the catalyst that will either bring his family together or tear it apart.


Eric Rill was born in Montreal and graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts, and from UCLA with an MBA. He held several executive positions in the hospitality industry, including president of a global hotel group. His hobbies include trekking, scuba diving, and collecting antique carpets.
Eric has two sons and divides his time between his residence in Panama and international travel. You can reach him at his website at:


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"Rill's brilliant novel about Alzheimer's is so well-crafted, the fully-human characters seem real. Unvarnished prose reminiscent of Hemingway's straightforward style."
5 star Foreword Clarion review

"Rill skillfully portrays the various stages of the disease...Readers who have a loved one with Alzheimer's might find some comfort in the novel's insights."
Kirkus Review

"It's an uncommonly brave book...Rill invests every page with true feeling"
Starred Blueink Review

"The mark of a good novel is one that makes you laugh and cry and An Absent Mind hits the target dead center."
"Saul takes you into the heart of a person who knows something is going terribly wrong." -- L.S. Fisher - Early onset Alzheimer's blog

"This book really shows what someone with Alzheimer's goes through, as well as the experiences of those who care for him." -Pat White, Memories from my life Alzheimer's blog.

"Witness Alzheimer's from many perspectives...Rill tells this heart-wrenching story in an uplifting manner that will engage the reader from the beginning to the end of the Reimer family's journey." EYES IN Books

"It is a powerful story told in a unique way. I recommend this book." - Bob Lowry, Satisfying Retirement

"Through the art of fiction, Rill gives a harrowing, hard-hitting look at the true nature of Alzheimer's. It is both shocking and informative." - Stuart Nulman, Montreal Times