Sunday, June 15, 2008

Things I Want My Daughter To Know




How do you cope in a world without your mother?


When Barbara realizes time is running out, she writes letters to her four daughters, aware that they'll be facing the trials and triumphs of life without her at their side. But how can she leave them when they still have so much growing up to do?


Take Lisa, in her midthirties but incapable of making a commitment; or Jennifer, trapped in a stale marriage and buttoned up so tight she could burst. Twentysomething Amanda, the traveler, has always distanced herself from the rest of the family; and then there's Hannah, a teenage girl on the verge of womanhood about to be parted from the mother she adores.
But by drawing on the wisdom in Barbara's letters, the girls might just find a way to cope with their loss. And in coming to terms with their bereavement, can they also set themselves free to enjoy their lives with all the passion and love each deserves?


This heartfelt novel by bestselling author Elizabeth Noble celebrates family, friends . . . and the glorious, endless possibilities of life.



2 comments:

Lenore said...

sounds too sad for me (my mother died when I was 19).

SheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

It does sound sad/difficult, but very well written. I just finished _The Spirit of the Place_ which uses letters as a major device in the storytelling. Lori, I've added this to my wishlist based on your review.