Phantom Limb

Phantom Limb

by Janet Sternburg


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Phantom Limb by Janet Sternburg

Phantom Limb is a wise and courageous memoir that moves between past and present, chronicling an adult daughter’s journey through the final years of her parents’ lives. A story of discovering love through adversity as well as an inquiry into contemporary neurology and spiritual life, Phantom Limb is a moving meditation on the struggle to make peace with physical and emotional ghosts of the past. Janet Sternburg writes with such warmth and honesty that loss itself becomes luminous: “This is the grace of the last years, the children coming to understand the contradictions in their parents, not to reconcile them but encompass them in a larger love.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803293014
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 09/28/2003
Series: American Lives Series
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Janet Sternburg is a widely published poet and essayist whose books include The Writer on Her Work. A faculty member of the California Institute for the Arts, she is also a photographer whose work appears in private and museum collections.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Janet Sternburg's Phantom Limb cover to cover last evening ... I was spellbound! What a beautiful an moving book ... it brought tears to my eyes as I remembered the lst few years of my mother's life ... she wanted me to sit by her bed and read the classics to her ... I wouldn't trade those loving,close moments for anything.