A Special Delivery: Mother-Daughter Letters from Afarby Joyce Slayton Slayton Mitchell, Elizabeth Dix Mitchell
Meet the Mitchells: Joyce, a New Englander with time-honored ideas about family, work, and childbearing. And Elizabeth, a young woman who makes unconventional choices about where to live, ways to support herself, and how to give birth. A mother and daughter, half a world apart, who stay connected by writing letters intimate, honest, loving letters.
Through their letters, you will enter the lives of two fascinating women. Visit Elizabeth's home in an idyllic corner of New Zealand. Join Joyce's whirlwind life in New York City and Vermont. Share their joy, their excitement and their anxious moments as they await the birth of Elizabeth's first child, Joyce's first grandchild.
From Elizabeth's announcement, "I have a new love," to the tense hours leading up to her baby's birth, these letters will captivate you.And all of it is true.
About the Author:
Joyce Slayton Mitchell is the author of over 30 works of nonfiction, including Jobs and Career Planning; The Mitchell Express: The Fast Track to the Top Colleges; and Winning the Chemo Battle. A Vermonter, she currently lives in New York City and is the Director of College Advising in an independent school for girls.
Elizabeth Dix Mitchell is a craftswoman and photographer. She lives in New Zealand with her partner, James Tei, where they are gaining on the challenge of parenting their first child.
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This unique book is a chronicle of letters between a mother and daughter living worlds apart, but manage to stay connected with letters full of love, hope, and the anticipation that comes with pregnancy. Mothers and daughters across the world will relate to this book and give them a new appreciation for the incredible bond that is shared between them. The bond that is magically multiplied exponentially when a grandchild is on the way. This wonderfully touching book will make you realize that no matter how far apart you are from loved ones, you can always be close at heart.