Surviving Susan: A Mother Deals with the Death of Her Daughter and Reflects on Their Relationship

Surviving Susan: A Mother Deals with the Death of Her Daughter and Reflects on Their Relationship

by Jackie Davis Martin

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Overview

A call one morning, a sudden shift of plans, of being, of thinking. A mother learns that her only daughter has died, propelling her physical journey across the country to cope with the immediacy of death, and compelling her to find ways to live around that loss in the year that follows
In presenting vignettes from their mutual, forty-year past, as well as her day-to-day efforts to assuage her grief, the narrator of Surviving Susan invites the readers into a candid examination of her own parenting. Told with honesty and directness, this memoir about surviving a death brings its focus characters to vivid life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479139156
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/06/2013
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jackie Davis Martin has taught English her entire adult life, encompassing twenty years in New Jersey as her two children, John and Susan, were growing up, and as many more in California. She has had short stories and essays published in a number of literary journals. She and her husband, Bruce, live in San Francisco, where she continues to teach (City College) and write.

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