Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 329 p.
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From the bestselling author ofMotherless
Daughters, here is the real-life story of one woman''s
search for a cure to her family''s escalating troubles, and the
leap of faith that took her on a journey to an exotic place and a
new state of mind.
In the autumn of 2000, Hope Edelman was a woman adrift, questioning
her marriage, her profession, and her place in the larger world.
Feeling vulnerable and isolated, she was primed for change. Into
her stagnant routine dropped Dodo, her three-year-old daughter
Maya''s curiously disruptive imaginary friend. Confused and worried
about how to handle Dodo''s apparent hold on their daughter,
Edelman and her husband made the unlikely choice to take her to
Maya healers in Belize, hoping that a shaman might help them banish
Dodo-and, as they came to understand, all he represented-from their
An account of how an otherwise mainstream mother and wife finds
herself making an extremely unorthodox choice, The
Possibility of Everything chronicles the magical week in
Central America that transformed Edelman from a person whose past
had led her to believe only in the visible and the "proven" to
someone open to the idea of larger, unseen forces. This deeply
affecting, beautifully written memoir of a family'' s emotional
journey explores what Edelman and her husband went looking for in
the jungle and what they ultimately discovered-as parents, as
spouses, and as ordinary people-about the things that possess and
destroy, or that can heal us all.