If You Knew Suzy: A Mother, a Daughter, a Reporter's Notebook

Paperback | April 19, 2011

byKatherine Rosman

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“Katherine Rosman has a great gift for articulating the yearnings of daughterhood and the mysteries of motherhood.”
— Jeffrey Zaslow, coauthor of The Last Lecture

“Katherine Rosman’s voice rings with truth, pain, and hard-won humor as she reports from the heart in this bold, cathartic tale of a daughter’s search to find meaning in her mother’s death.... This book beats with a heart of its own.”
— Janice Y.K. Lee, author of The Piano Teacher

In lively, intimate prose, Wall Street Journal culture reporter Katherine Rosman reconnects with her late mother by reporting on the life she led outside of her roles as mom and wife.

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“Katherine Rosman has a great gift for articulating the yearnings of daughterhood and the mysteries of motherhood.” — Jeffrey Zaslow, coauthor of The Last Lecture “Katherine Rosman’s voice rings with truth, pain, and hard-won humor as she reports from the heart in this bold, cathartic tale of a daughter’s search to find meaning in her ...

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Faced with the loss of her mother, Suzy, to cancer at sixty, Wall Street Journal reporter Katherine Rosman longs to find answers to the questions that we all wrestle with after losing someone we love. So she does what she does best: she opens her notebook and starts investigating.Thumbing through her late mother's address book, Rosman ...

A staff reporter for theWall Street Journal, Katherine Rosman has written about popular culture forThe New Yorker, theNew York Times, andEllemagazine. A native of Michigan, she lives in New York with her husband and two children.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:April 19, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061735248

ISBN - 13:9780061735240

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“How marvelous to sit beside a daughter exploring her mother’s life. If You Knew Suzy is about the joys of a family balanced by the heartbreaking complexities of death. Rosman is a dogged reporter whose eye for wonderful detail is enriched by the love and empathy of a devoted child.”