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On Hearing of My Mother's Death Six Years After It Happened: A Daughter's Memoir of Mental Illness by [Lori Schafer]
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On Hearing of My Mother's Death Six Years After It Happened: A Daughter's Memoir of Mental Illness Kindle Edition

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Winner of a GOLD MEDAL in the 2015 eLit Book Awards!

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What readers say about On Hearing of My Mother's Death Six Years After It Happened:

"Lori tells herstory... in a straightforward style that broke my heart with its poignance. [It]is a tale of resilience and strength in the face of overwhelming odds."
-Elizabeth Hein,Author of How to Climb the Eiffel Tower

"It touches you, and it moves you. It makes you angry, and hopeful.You do not feel sorry for the main character, you just feel sad. A must read!"
-Angela Gibbs,Reviewer, Books and Opinions

"This story touchesthe heart with its haunting, straight-forward intimacy. While easily read in acouple of hours, its echo will linger much longer in the mind."
-L.F. Falconer,Author of The Vagabond's Son
 
"The problem in writing about an experience so devastatingis in conveying what it is like to not feel...That Schafer recounts such tragicmoments and does so without once evoking sentimentality or bathos demonstratesher power as a writer."
-Charlene DianeJones, Author of TheStain: A Book of Reincarnation, Karma and the Release from Suffering

"This true account of a girl's struggle is nothingbut inspiring."
-Kat Green,Author of Strings

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5.0 out of 5 stars A heart wrenching look at life being raised by a parent with mental illness
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