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The Year My Mother Came Back - A MEMOIR

Alice Eve Cohen

Thirty years after her death, Alice's mother appears to her, seemingly in the flesh, and continues to do so during the hardest year Alice has had to face: the year her youngest daughter needs surgery, her eldest daughter decides to track down her birth mother, and the year Alice gets a daunting diagnosis. As it turns out, it's entirely possible for the people we've lost to come back to us when we need them the most. Although letting her mother back into her life is not an easy thing, Alice navigates it with humor, intelligence, and honesty. What she learns is that she must revisit her childhood, and allow herself to be a daughter once more, in order to take care of her own girls. Eventually, understanding and then forgiving her mother's parenting transgressions leads her to accept herself and to the realization that she doesn't have to be perfect to be a good mother.

Thirty years after her death, Alice's mother appears to her, seemingly in the flesh, and continues to do so during the hardest year Alice has had to face: the year her youngest daughter needs surgery, her eldest daughter decides to track down her birth mother, and the year Alice gets a daunting diagnosis. As it turns out, it's entirely possible for the people we've lost to come back to us when we need them the most. Although letting her mother back into her life is not an easy thing, Alice navigates it with humor, intelligence, and honesty. What she learns is that she must revisit her childhood, and allow herself to be a daughter once more, in order to take care of her own girls. Eventually, understanding and then forgiving her mother's parenting transgressions leads her to accept herself and to the realization that she doesn't have to be perfect to be a good mother.
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Thirty years after her death, Alice's mother appears to her, seemingly in the flesh, and continues to do so during the hardest year Alice has had to face: the year her youngest daughter needs surgery, her eldest daughter decides to track down her birth mother, and the year Alice gets a daunting diagnosis. As it turns out, it's entirely possible for the people we've lost to come back to us when we need them the most. Although letting her mother back into her life is not an easy thing, Alice navigates it with humor, intelligence, and honesty. What she learns is that she must revisit her childhood, and allow herself to be a daughter once more, in order to take care of her own girls. Eventually, understanding and then forgiving her mother's parenting transgressions leads her to accept herself and to the realization that she doesn't have to be perfect to be a good mother.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

45:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:50


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:28