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How do you cope in a world without your mother?

When Barbara realizes time is running out, she writes letters to her four daughters, aware that they'll be facing the trials and triumphs of life without her at their side. But how can she leave them when they still have so much growing up to do?

Take Lisa, in her midthirties but incapable of making a commitment; or Jennifer, trapped in a stale marriage and buttoned up so tight she could burst. Twentysomething Amanda, the traveler, has always distanced herself from the rest of the family; and then there's Hannah, a teenage girl on the verge of womanhood about to be parted from the mother she adores.

But by drawing on the wisdom in Barbara's letters, the girls might just find a way to cope with their loss. And in coming to terms with their bereavement, can they also set themselves free to enjoy their lives with all the passion and love each deserves?

This heartfelt novel by bestselling author Elizabeth Noble celebrates family, friends . . . and the glorious, endless possibilities of life.

Review:

"Noble (The Reading Group) hits her stride in her tearjerker fourth novel. Before Barbara Forbes, a mother of four, succumbs to terminal cancer, she leaves words of wisdom for her four daughters in the form of letters to each of them. In the year following Barbara's death, her daughters draw strength from her words and from each other as they move forward with their lives. Lisa, the eldest, is advised to 'let someone look after [her]' for a change. Jennifer, 'fragile and hard to reach,' struggles with an unraveling marriage. Free-spirited Amanda is thrown for a loop by a family secret, and teenaged Hannah, experiencing her first taste of rebellion, is reminded that she still has a lot of growing up to do. Though Barbara's life-is-short aphorisms are nothing new, her sharp wit and distinctive voice is a nice complement to the four nuanced stories of coping with death." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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The bestselling author of "The Reading Group" returns with her most engaging novel yet, about four sisters who find hope and laughter in the wisdom their mother left behind.

About the Author

Elizabeth Noble is the author of the internationally bestselling novels The Reading Group, The Friendship Test, and Alphabet Weekends. She lives with her husband and their two daughters in New York City.

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Tracy Bock, May 26, 2008 (view all comments by Tracy Bock)
You will cry and then laugh two minutes later. This story is truly an emotional roller coaster. Elizabeth Noble has written an amazing gem.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061122194
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Noble, Elizabeth
Author:
by Elizabeth Noble
Publisher:
William Morrow
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20080408
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.21 in 21.52 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Noble (The Reading Group) hits her stride in her tearjerker fourth novel. Before Barbara Forbes, a mother of four, succumbs to terminal cancer, she leaves words of wisdom for her four daughters in the form of letters to each of them. In the year following Barbara's death, her daughters draw strength from her words and from each other as they move forward with their lives. Lisa, the eldest, is advised to 'let someone look after [her]' for a change. Jennifer, 'fragile and hard to reach,' struggles with an unraveling marriage. Free-spirited Amanda is thrown for a loop by a family secret, and teenaged Hannah, experiencing her first taste of rebellion, is reminded that she still has a lot of growing up to do. Though Barbara's life-is-short aphorisms are nothing new, her sharp wit and distinctive voice is a nice complement to the four nuanced stories of coping with death." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The bestselling author of "The Reading Group" returns with her most engaging novel yet, about four sisters who find hope and laughter in the wisdom their mother left behind.
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