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Motherless Daughters : The Legacy of Loss
Motherless Daughters The Legacy of Loss
Author: Hope Edelman
ISBN-13: 9780385314381
ISBN-10: 0385314388
Publication Date: 4/1/1995
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Delta
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Have loaned this book to two of my friends' daughters after their mothers passed away. Both told me that the book both affirmed their loss and reassured them that they were not alone in what they were going through.

Think this book would be helpful to women of any age who have lost their mothers.
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Helpful Score: 4
One of the better books for daughters who need to deal with their 'I lost mom before I had a chance to...' issues. Definetly worth your time. Make sure there is a box of tissues close by.
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Helpful Score: 4
Often poigniant, certainly fills a missing niche in terms of dealing with the specific issues a daughter confronts when losing her mother. Good for coping, good for inspiring mothering.
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Helpful Score: 2
I read this book about three years after I lost my mother. As therapist to some and friend to others, I have recommended it to other motherless daughters.
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Helpful Score: 1
no matter what age you were when you lost your mother, this book is for you
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From the dust jacket: "Ask any woman whose mother has died at an early (or any) age and she will tell you that her life is irrevocably altered; that this one fact forever changes who she is and who she will be. Gone is the caregiver, teacher, adversary, role model, and guide to being a woman. Often, whole parts of the mother's role transfer to the daughter; grieving can be cut short, cut off, or dismissed in order to 'keep the family going'. A daughter's relationship with her father and siblings changes and secondary losses can be overwhelming. As adults, a great variey of relationship problems can arise as a result of this primary abandonment. Transition times in a woman's life-leaving home, getting married, having a child-bring up yearnings for guidance or company and there is often nowhere to turn. Until now there has never been a book that examines the profound effects of this loss on a woman's identity, personality, family, and life choices, both immediately and as her life goes on."
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Hope Edelman writes of the devastating loss of mothers to younger daughters. I was fortunate to have my mother in my life well into my adult years, but her death has still left me feeling like many of the women Edelman writes about. Interesting book, well written, with many case stories of the impact of a mother's death on young daughters. Worth the read. Hopefully it will help any reader who lost her mother at a young age.

"The loss of a mother is one of the most profound events that will occur in a woman's life, and like a loud sound in an empty house, it echoes on and on."
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Great book! Helped immensely.
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THis is an excel;lent book dealing with the loss of ones mother.
I highly reccomend this book.
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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.
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used. GREAT condition. Paperback