"In Not the Mother I Remember, Amber Starfire ...frees herself from the emotional cage her mother's ideas built, while allowingreaders to see that strength often lies not in breaking ties but in examiningthem, not in answers but in living the questions." --Sheila Bender, writingitreal.com
"Not the Mother I Remember is the story of a modern-dayPandora who opens a box of trouble and sets herself free." --Susan Bono, editorof Tiny Lights: A Journal of Personal Narrative (tiny-lights.com)
"Five Stars for this riveting and thought-provoking story."--Robbi Sommers Bryant,President of RedwoodWriters and authorof award winning novels, Dream and The Beautiful Evil
"A stunning literary feat many of us only dream ofattempting: stitching together a parent's journals into story, taking a heroicjourney through a past we hope to put to rest--and for good reason. ... deeplyunique, a book you won't soon forget." --Rebecca Lawton, author of Junction,Utah, and Reading Water: Lessons from the River.
"AmberLea Starfire has invented an ingenious approach to exploring a fascinating andcomplicated mother-daughter relationship. Her memoir is full of power and revelation."--Frances Lefkowitz, author of To HaveNot: A Memoir