She's Leaving Home: Letting Go As My Daughter Goes to College

She's Leaving Home: Letting Go As My Daughter Goes to College

by Connie Jones
     
 

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Each year, more than 1.5 million American families see their children off to their first year in college. It's a momentous day in the lives of high school graduates and their parents, and during this transitional time, parents' emotions include everything from anxiety to hope, guilt to pride, fear to relief.

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Overview

Each year, more than 1.5 million American families see their children off to their first year in college. It's a momentous day in the lives of high school graduates and their parents, and during this transitional time, parents' emotions include everything from anxiety to hope, guilt to pride, fear to relief.

In She's Leaving Home, author Connie Jones chronicles two years in her own life, from the days when her daughter, Cary, fielded bids from more than a hundred colleges to her first year as a student at Smith College in Massachusetts. A story of spiritual journey and growth, the intimate, journal-like essays perfectly capture one mother's love and letting go of a daughter as she transforms into an adult.

She's Leaving Home is a personal memoir that parents will relate to in the same way readers responded to Anne Lamott's Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780740786723
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Series:
Backlist eBook Program
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
782 KB

Meet the Author

Connie Jones is a professor of American History at Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, Va. A seminary student and a postulant for the priesthood in the Episcopal Church, she has coedited textbooks for use in a U.S. history survey course and coauthored a study guide for a U.S. history text. She has a Ph.D. in history from Duke University and lives in Norfolk, Va.

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