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“A heartfelt and practical work.” (Los Angeles Times )
“A wonderful new book...it will help you and make you cry.” (Jacquelyn Mitchard, Tribune Media Services )
“Smart...Edelman maps the sorrow and longing felt by mothers who are motherless themselves. “ (The Oregonian )
Fascinating...Edelman illuminates the transformative power of understanding mother loss [and] offers essential wisdom. (Library Journal )
“Offers hope...a cathartic book.” (Toledo Blade )
“An important book. One that will help so many people.” (New York Newsday )
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.
My mother died 19 years ago and it was helpful for me to read about others that have been through the same thing.Published 4 months ago by Lorna Harper
It was really, really helpful. My mother lost her mother at age 8 from pneumonia, pre-antibiotics, and is now 94 with Alzheimer's. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mossy
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 22 months ago by Jeanne M Goddard
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 on December 27, 2012 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
Hope Edelman's book is a powerful read. She puts just the right amount of her personal experience into the book and at the same time guides the reader through the journey of what... Read morePublished on May 29, 2007 by M. Cistaro