Motherless Mothers

Hope Edelman

Hope Edelman’s bestselling MOTHERLESS DAUGHTERS drew on her personal expertise of shedding her mom at seventeen. Now a mom herself, in MOTHERLESS MOTHERS she considers how her mom’s absence has formed her seven years of parenting. By means of interviews, anecdotes and psychological analysis, Edelman discusses the problem of mothering within the shadow of loss, which regularly triggers a resurgence of childhood grief and confusion. However that is much less a e-book on mourning than a supportive information for moms who might really feel overwhelmed and alone, bereft of their very own mom’s presence, recommendation and help. The e-book covers common child-rearing matters for every age group however with a spotlight particular to the readership such because the void of the absent grandmother; the urge to overcompensate; and the perpetual impulse to guard one’s household from the spectre of loss. Edelman’s voice, suffused with fierce maternal love, joins candid recollections from motherless moms of all ages and backgrounds. She presents emotionally charged ideas in clear, memorable phrases to encourage frank, cathartic dialogue. THE NEW YORK TIMES described her earlier e-book as a ‘A shifting and useful therapy of a uncared for topic, jolting us into consciousness of the profound issues mom loss leaves in its wake.’