The Possibility of Everything: A Memoir

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Random House Publishing Group, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 342 pages
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In the autumn of 2000, Hope Edelman was a woman adrift, questioning her marriage, her profession, and her place in the larger world. Feeling vulnerable and isolated, she was primed for change. The Possibility of Everything is the story of the change that found her. A chronicle of her extraordinary leap of faith, it begins when her three-year-old daughter, Maya, starts exhibiting unusual and disruptive behavior. Confused and worried, Edelman and her husband make an unorthodox decision: They take Maya to Belize, suspending disbelief and chasing the promise of an alternative cure. This deeply affecting, beautifully written memoir of a family's emotional journey and a mother's intense love explores what Edelman and her husband went looking for in the jungle and what they ultimately discovered--as parents, as spouses, and as ordinary people--about the things that possess and destroy, or that can heal us all.

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I really wanted to get into this book and enjoy the author's journey to finding more to Life. As a shamanic practitioner, I am very interested in stories of modern mystics, considering the lack of ... Read full review


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An account of the author's struggles to cope with her young daughter's troublesome imaginary friend.Edelman (Motherless Mothers: How Losing a Mother Shapes the Parent You Become, 2007, etc ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Hope Edelman is the author of five nonfiction books, including the bestsellers Motherless Daughters and Motherless Mothers. A graduate of the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program, she has published articles, essays, and reviews in numerous magazines and anthologies. She lives in Topanga, California, with her husband and two daughters.

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