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Hope Edelman has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a master's degree in creative nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Motherless Daughters and its companion volume, Letters from Motherless Daughters. She lives in Topanga Canyon, California, with her husband and their two daughters.
This is the book that made me understand myself a whole lot better.
There are so many things in this book that have helped to validate what I was feeling and who I became after my loss.
If I could, I would personally thank her for writing this book, sharing her story and the stories of the other women.
I got this book in the year following my Mother's death, back in 1994. Since then, I have bought and given away countless copies. Read morePublished 12 months ago by J. Goldstein
I lost my mother when I was 39, 10 months before becoming pregnant with my first child. Although this book deals with more EARLY mother-loss, I still am finding it comforting to... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jeanne M Goddard
Lost my mother to breast cancer and two years later I found myself pregnant with my first baby - due soon. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Tara Molnar
I just lost my mother and have an 8 year old boy. I hoped this will help me deal with my loss so I can help him work it out, as he is very grieved and was attached to my mother... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Jasenka
I really loved Hope's Motherless Daughters. She put in words thoughts I have had ever since my Mom passed when I was a 14 leaving a 15 yo son and a 4 yo daughter and myself. Read morePublished on November 23, 2012 by Izzy
This book was the last bit I needed before my baby was born. It includes chapters for everyone, from the individual who lost her mother at a very early age, to the one who lost her... Read morePublished on November 10, 2012 by Mzchordz