Motherless Daughters (20th ann.)
Motherless Daughters: the Legacy of Loss by Hope Edelman
Ask any woman whose mother has died, and she will tell you that she is irrevocably altered, as deeply changed by her mother's death as she was by her mother's life. Although a mother's mortality is inevitable, no book had discussed the profound, lasting, and far-reaching effects of this loss - until Motherless Daughters, which became an instant classic. Twenty years later, it is still the book that women of all ages look to for comfort and understanding when their mothers diie, and the book that they continue to press into each other's hands.