An instant bestseller in both hardcover and paperback, Hope Edelman's Motherless Daughters explores the myriad ways that losing a mother can affect almost every aspect and passage of a woman's life.
First published a decade ago, it is still the book that motherless daughters of all ages look to for understanding and comfort and that they press into each other's hands. Building on interviews with hundreds of mother- loss survivors, this life-affirming book is now newly expanded to reflect the author's personal experience with the continued legacy of mother loss; now married and a mother of young children herself, Edelman better understands how the effects of mother loss change over time and in light of new relationships.
A work of stunning courage and honesty, Motherless Daughters is a must read for the millions of women whose mothers have gone, but whose need for healing, mourning, and mothering remains. It is a timeless classic.
About the Author
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.
|Letters from Readers||p. xiii|
|The Seasons of Grieving: Mourning Takes Time||p. 3|
|Times of Change: Developmental Stages of a Daughter's Life||p. 29|
|Cause and Effect: No Way Is the Best Way||p. 71|
|Later Loss: Learning How to Let Go||p. 103|
|Daddy's Little Girl: The Father-Daughter Dyad||p. 121|
|Sister and Brother, Sister and Sister: Sibling Connections (and Disconnections)||p. 153|
|Looking for Love: Intimate Relationships||p. 178|
|When a Woman Needs a Woman: Gender Matters||p. 200|
|Who She Was, Who I Am: Developing an Independent Identity||p. 223|
|Mortal Lessons: Life, Death, Sickness, Health||p. 242|
|The Daughter Becomes a Mother: Extending the Line||p. 263|
|The Female Phoenix: Creativity, Achievement, and Success||p. 292|
|Motherless Daughters Survey||p. 317|
|Motherless Daughters in Literature||p. 329|
|About the Author||p. 391|
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Number Of Pages: 390
Published: 1st February 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.0 x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 2