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Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss :  The Legacy of Loss - Hope Edelman

Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss

The Legacy of Loss


Published: 1st February 2006
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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 Readersp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xviii
Introductionp. xix
The Seasons of Grieving: Mourning Takes Timep. 3
Times of Change: Developmental Stages of a Daughter's Lifep. 29
Cause and Effect: No Way Is the Best Wayp. 71
Later Loss: Learning How to Let Gop. 103
Daddy's Little Girl: The Father-Daughter Dyadp. 121
Sister and Brother, Sister and Sister: Sibling Connections (and Disconnections)p. 153
Looking for Love: Intimate Relationshipsp. 178
When a Woman Needs a Woman: Gender Mattersp. 200
Who She Was, Who I Am: Developing an Independent Identityp. 223
Mortal Lessons: Life, Death, Sickness, Healthp. 242
The Daughter Becomes a Mother: Extending the Linep. 263
The Female Phoenix: Creativity, Achievement, and Successp. 292
Epiloguep. 311
Motherless Daughters Surveyp. 317
Resourcesp. 325
Motherless Daughters in Literaturep. 329
Bibliographyp. 343
Notesp. 347
Indexp. 375
About the Authorp. 391
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ISBN: 9780738210261
ISBN-10: 0738210269
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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