Motherless Daughters by Hope Edelman
The Legacy Of Loss

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The author joins with other women whose mothers died when they were young to discuss the lasting effects of this loss on their identity, family, relationships with others, and decisions in life. 60,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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Hope Edelman is a writer whose work has appeared nationally. She graduated from the University of Iowa Writing Program and lives in New York City. Her mother died when she was seventeen.
Published March 21, 2006 by Da Capo Press. 432 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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As the author says, ``[My mother's] presence influenced who I was, and her absence influences who I am.'' Many women will find this book painful, but it's reassuring to have the company of others when dealing with the complex emotions and lifelong effects of a mother's loss.

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