Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss

Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss

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by Hope Edelman, Hope Edleman
     
 

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Ask any woman whose mother has died and she will tell you that she is irrevocably altered, as profoundly changed by her mother's death as she was by her mother's life. And although a mother's mortality is as inevitable as nightfall, no other book has addressed the lasting effects of this incalculable loss. First published more than a decade ago and now available in… See more details below

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Ask any woman whose mother has died and she will tell you that she is irrevocably altered, as profoundly changed by her mother's death as she was by her mother's life. And although a mother's mortality is as inevitable as nightfall, no other book has addressed the lasting effects of this incalculable loss. First published more than a decade ago and now available in this updated edition, Motherless Daughters is still the book that women of all ages look to for understanding and comfort when their mothers die, and it is the book that they continue to press into each other's hands.

Building on interviews with hundreds of mother-loss survivors, this life-affirming book is newly expanded to reflect the author's personal experience with the continued legacy of mother loss. Now married and a mother of young children herself, Hope Edelman better understands how the effects of mother loss change over time and in light of new relationships.

Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times
Filled with real-life stories...[Edelman is] an expert on mother loss.
The Forward
Edelman [is] an icon for motherless women everywhere. The book helped launch a movement.
Cleveland Jewish News
[A] groundbreaking bestseller...Sparked a grassroots movement of support groups and Internet sites.
Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angles
A New York Times best seller that sparked dialogue and helped pave the way for...open discourse on the subject.
Library Journal
How does the death of a mother during a daughter's childhood affect her life? Author and narrator Edelman (Letters from Motherless Daughters, Addison-Wesley, 1995), whose mother died when Edelman was 17, answers this question as she relates her feelings and those of many other women who lost their mothers early in life, all within a framework of expert opinon from psychologists, psychoanalysts, and experts in grieving. Her insights on the psychological development of motherless daughters, their relationships with family members and with others, and their life choices should be very useful to women who have experienced a similar loss. Recommended for popular psychology collections.-Trish Ridgeway, Handley Lib., Winchester, Va.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201632880
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.13(d)

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