In My Father's Garden by Kim Chernin
A Daughter's Search for a Spiritual Life

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Kim Chernin's mother was a leftist firebrand, an American Marxist at mid-century, when it was dangerous to be one. Her father, a quiet man, was no less radical. Why then, decades later, does their daughter--a liberal California psychoanalyst and writer--find herself drawn toward a spirituality that would have shocked her parents? Through three personal stories, Chernin tackles the questions that pull at all of us: how to make sense in a world whose order isn't always apparent, and how to find balance between the mind and the spirit. "Kim Chernin writes with immediacy and intimacy."--City Life, London.

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Kim Chernin is a guest instructor at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute, where she teaches a course in psychoanalytic models with Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer. She is the author of two books about eros and memory, "Crossing the Border"  a trilogy of books on hunger, "The Obsession, The Hungry Self, " " " " " "  and a spiritual memoir, "In My Father's Garden."  She has studed music on her own since the age of seven, when she first began to play the piano.
Published December 10, 2012 by Algonquin Books. 193 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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For most of her life, Chernin (Crossing the Border, 1995), a psychoanalyst now in her mid-50s, has considered herself her ""mother's daughter--stormy, revolutionary."" But, she declares in this affecting and intimate memoir, as she grows older she finds that she is ""perhaps my father's gentle, d...

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