Letters from Motherless Daughters is a compilation of the letters Hope Edelman received in response to her groundbreaking New York Timesbestseller, 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.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Books|
|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
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.