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.
 

About Hope Edelman

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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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According to the testimony in this oddly comforting volume, women never get over missing dead or absent mothers, whether they were 2 or 22 or even 52 at the time of loss.

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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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The death of a mother--particularly during one's young years--is traumatic. Writing of her own experiences of losing her mother when she was 17, and the grief of hundreds of women she interviewed who

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