Without My Mother: A Daughter's Search For The Mother Who Abandoned Her

May 7, 2019|
Without My Mother: A Daughter's Search For The Mother Who Abandoned Her by Melissa Cistaro
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How Do You Forgive a Parent Who Has Failed You?

One summer, Melissa Cistaro’s mother stepped into her baby-blue Dodge Dart and drove away, leaving behind Melissa and her brothers. Rarely seeing their mother as they were growing up, they blamed themselves for her leaving, turning to each other for support and seeking out often destructive ways to cope with living without their mom.

Decades later, with children of her own, Melissa finds herself in Olympia, Washington, as her mother is dying. She has just days to find out what happened that summer and to confront the unthinkable fear that a “leaving gene” might be lying dormant inside of her. She knew she came from a long line of mothers who left their children. But when Melissa stumbles across a folder titled “Letters Never Sent” tucked away in her mother’s filing cabinet, she begins to feel the wreckage of her mother’s painful journey, before and after she abandoned her family.

Alternating between Melissa’s tumultuous coming-of-age and her mother’s final days, Without My Mother is a haunting yet ultimately uplifting story of one woman’s quest to discover how our parents’ choices impact our own and how we can survive those choices to forge our own paths.

 

Title:Without My Mother: A Daughter's Search For The Mother Who Abandoned Her
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.8 in
Published:May 7, 2019
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781443458719

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