The Space Between: A Memoir of Mother-Daughter Love at the End of Life

The Space Between: A Memoir of Mother-Daughter Love at the End of Life

by Virginia A. Simpson

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Overview

2015-2016 Sarton Story Circle: Memoir Winner

2016-2017 Readers Views Award: Memoir/Autobiography/Biography Winner, West Pacific Regional Winner

2017 Independent Press Award: Relationships Winner

2017 Northern California Publishers and Authors Second Place in Book Cover

2017 Northern California Publishers and Authors Second Place in Memoir

2017 Readers' Favorite Book Award Bronze Winner

2017 International Book Awards: Autobiography/Memoir Finalist

2016 National Indie Excellence Awards: Memoir Finalist


Everyone has or had a mother. Dr. Virginia A. Simpson did too. She thought they had a wonderful relationship and had worked out all of their issues when a life-threatening illness necessitated her mother, Ruth, come live with her. When her mother moved in, she brought with her all their old issues and during the six years they lived together, they added more. Although an expert in the field of death, dying, and bereavement, Virginia often found herself overwhelmed by her caregiving role as her mother’s health continued to decline. She also felt herself on a race against time to heal their relationship before her mother died. Described as “stunning, beautiful, and honest,” The Space Between: A Memoir of Mother-Daughter Love at the End of Life offers an intimate window into the challenges of being a caregiving while also providing important information about the realities of end of life care. The Space Between gives us hope that even the most contentious relationship can be healed. By the end of Ruth’s life, the only space between Virginia and her mother was filled with love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631520495
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Virginia A. Simpson, PhD, FT is a bereavement care specialist and the Executive Counseling Director for hundreds of funeral homes throughout the United States and Canada. She is the founder of The Mourning Star Center for grieving children and their families, which she ran from 1995 to 2005. Simpson has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. She holds a Fellowship in Thanatology from the Association of Death Education & Counseling (ADEC), and has been honored for her work by the cities of Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and Rancho Mirage. She lives in El Dorado Hills, California with her husband, Bob, and golden retriever, Shelby.

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