From the Lake House: A Mother's Odyssey of Loss and Love

From the Lake House: A Mother's Odyssey of Loss and Love

by Kristen Rademacher


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Dizzy with grief after a shattering breakup, Kristen did what any sensible thirty-nine-year-old woman would do: she fled, abandoning her well-ordered life in metropolitan Boston and impulsively relocating to a college town in North Carolina to start anew with a freshly divorced southerner.

Dismissing the neon signs that flashed Rebound Relationship, Kristen was charmed by the host of contrasts with her new beau. He loved hunting and country music, she loved yoga and NPR; he worried about nothing, she worried about everything. The luster of her new romance and small-town lifestyle soon—and predictably—faded, but by then a pregnancy test stick had lit up. As Kristen’s belly grew, so did her concern about the bond with her partner—and so did a fierce love for her unborn child. Ready or not, she was about to become a mother. And then, tragedy struck.

Poignant and insightful, From the Lake House explores the echoes of rash decisions and ill-fated relationships, the barren and disorienting days an aching mother faces without her baby, and the mysterious healing that can take root while rebuilding a life gutted from loss.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631528668
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 07/21/2020
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kristen Rademacher has lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, since 2002, which is when she began writing. From the Lake House is her first memoir. She holds a master’s degree in education and life coach certification. Rademacher is an Academic Coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Dock 1

Chapter 2 Jason 4

Chapter 3 Boston 10

Chapter 4 Debt 18

Chapter 5 Shrinking 24

Chapter 6 Pink Stick 27

Chapter 7 Symptoms 33

Chapter 8 Night-light 39

Chapter 9 Password 46

Chapter 10 Still 52

Chapter 11 Triage 61

Chapter 12 Midwife 66

Chapter 13 Carly 71

Chapter 14 Numb 78

Chapter 15 Photos 86

Chapter 16 Company 92

Chapter 17 Shells 98

Chapter 18 Magnolia 106

Chapter 19 Pretending 112

Chapter 20 Angel 117

Chapter 21 Ally 123

Chapter 22 Counsel 128

Chapter 23 Packing 132

Chapter 24 Paper Clips 136

Chapter 25 Trapped 141

Chapter 26 Reunion 146

Chapter 27 Goats 153

Chapter 28 Test 162

Chapter 29 Escape 168

Chapter 30 Mother 172

Chapter 31 Alien 178

Chapter 32 Spot 186

Chapter 33 Doomed 190

Chapter 34 Bed 194

Chapter 35 Done 200

Chapter 36 Truck 208

Chapter 37 Alone 212

Chapter 38 Deer 217

Chapter 39 Lake 222

Chapter 40 Nameplates 226

Chapter 41 Cusp 230

Epilogue 234

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