Motherless Daughters Paperback – 1996
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Top Customer Reviews
The book is broken down into coherent sections narrating what happens right after the loss through years later when the motherless daughter is a mother herself and still feels the pain (which is, thankfully, "normal!"). There's a helpful index if one wants to locate specific information too-- I used this book as a reference when preparing a presentation on the topic for a class. I keep this book beside my bed, not because I'm so overcome with grief, but just as a "security book"-- reading it when I need some sort of affirmation that what I'm feeling is "okay." I have re-read it many times in the past 7 years. Amazing and beautifully written.
This book may evoke the pain of losing, but there is also a sense of inspiration and hope found here. For everything we take with us in this world, there is something we leave behind, and the legacy our mothers leave us is not just about loss; it is about making each moment of each day count, about being independent, and through the trials and tribulations of loss, making you a stronger person. The author has researched this topic well, and I would highly recommend "Motherless Daughters" to any daughter who has lost a mother, either through death or separation.
Most recent customer reviews
I like the way this was written, easy to understand and to grasp the meaning of what the author is trying to relate. It was a good read for me.Published on Aug. 16 2013 by Kalliopi Bardis
I read this book several years ago, and while I appreciated that the author had addressed the issue of the loss of mothers, I had some significant issues with the book. Read morePublished on March 25 2004
I read this book some years back per the suggestion of a therapist. At the time my mother was still alive yet for so long it was as though she were not. Read morePublished on March 3 2004 by Ann Ammons
I read this book 20 years after my mother died. At last here was a book that explained some of my feelings and actions over the past 20 years. Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2003 by Sarah Parks
I bought this book a few days after my mother unexpectedly died. It was really important, and helpful, to read about others' experiences, when I was too shocked to fathom this... Read morePublished on Aug. 15 2003
I bought this book along with "The Orphaned Adult" (which I highly recommend for everyone who has lost both parents). Read morePublished on March 4 2003
I thought this book was ok, but definitely geared towards women who lost their mothers at a young age - I am 33 and lost my mom 3 weeks ago. None of the content really helped me.Published on Feb. 3 2003
I recently lost my mother in April of 2002, I was 26. My mother lost her mother when she was 11 years old. Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2003