Letters from Motherless Daughters: Words of Courage, Grief, and Healing

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Hope Edelman
Delta, 1996 - Family & Relationships - 212 pages
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Revisiting the profoundly important subject of mother loss, Letters From Motherless Daughters is a compilation of real letters written by women in response to the ground-breaking New York Times bestseller Motherless Daughters.When Motherless Daughters was first published in 1994, author Hope Edelman--through research, interviews, and personal experience--helped women across the country deal with the pain of losing a mother. Finally they felt free to discuss and try to understand their unique form of grief, and perhaps most importantly, they felt that they were not alone in their loss.The overwhelming number of letters she received in response to Motherless Daughters prompted Hope Edelman to publish Letters From Motherless Daughters. Reaffirming her precious link with motherless women across the country, Hope presents these moving, honest, and often hopeful letters, along with her own insight, and offers readers a chance to further learn from this loss. Chapters are divided by the number of years since mother loss, and each addresses the significant issues of that stage. Hope also includes information on starting or joining a support group, and offers suggested reading for motherless women. The words of these brave women illustrate the profound pain, the astounding strength, and the undying perseverance to live on, but never outlive the need for one's mother.of police barricades, the razor-sharp line between life and death, the unforgiving chasm

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Contents

ADJUSTMENT AND ACCEPTANCE THE FIRST FIVE YEARS
1
PAIN TURNS TO LONGING FIVE TO TEN YEARS
43
ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN TEN TO TWENTY YEARS
65
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About the author (1996)

Hope Edelmanis the author of five prior nonfiction books, including the international bestseller "Motherless Daughters." She lives with her husband and two daughters in Topanga Canyon, California.

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