Letters from Motherless Daughters: Words of Courage, Grief, and Healing

Letters from Motherless Daughters: Words of Courage, Grief, and Healing

by Hope Edelman (Editor)

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Letters from Motherless Daughters: Words of Courage, Grief, and Healing by Hope Edelman

Letters from Motherless Daughters is a compilation of the letters Hope Edelman received in response to her groundbreaking New York Times–bestseller, Motherless Daughters. Reaffirming her precious link with motherless women across the country, Edelman presents these moving, honest, and often hopeful letters alongside her own insight to offer readers the opportunity to further learn from loss. The words of these brave women illustrate the profound pain, astounding strength, and undying perseverance of living through the loss of one's mother without ever outliving the need for her. Edelman has added a new introduction and new letters, tailoring this important book to a new generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738217536
Publisher: Da Capo Books
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 200,492
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Hope Edelman is the internationally acclaimed author of five nonfiction books, including the bestsellers Motherless Daughters and Motherless Mothers, as well as the memoir The Possibility of Everything. She has lectured extensively on the subjects of early mother loss and nonfiction writing. Her articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, Real Simple, and Parents. Her work has received a New York Times notable book of the year designation and a Pushcart Prize for creative nonfiction. She lives in Topanga Canyon, California, with her husband and their two daughters. HopeEdelman.com

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface xi

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Adjustment and Acceptance: The First Year 1

Chapter 2 Searching for Meaning: One to Five Years 31

Chapter 3 Pain Turns to Longing: Five to Ten Years 57

Chapter 4 Experience Turns to Insight: Ten to Twenty Years 85

Chapter 5 Lives Shaped by Loss: Twenty Years and Beyond 121

Epilogue: A Web of Support 183

Appendix: Starting a Motherless Daughters Support Group 187

Sources and Resources 193

Index 195

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Letters from Motherless Daughters: Words of Courage, Grief, and Healing 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read to help you deal with the loss of a beloved mother. It gives guidance and perspective no matter at what age you lose your mother. I read it when I lost mine 15 years ago and I gifted it to a friend who lost her mother recently. She says it is really helping her deal with her grief.
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Spencersmum More than 1 year ago
Great Book for helping women deal with the death of their mothers. My sister in law lost her mother and I bought her the book and gave it to her.