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From the bestselling author of Motherless 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 lives.

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.

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This deeply affecting, beautifully written memoir of a family's emotional journey explores what Edelman and her husband had gone looking for in the Central American jungle and what they ultimately discover.

Synopsis:

The mother of a 3-year-old with an increasingly aggressive imaginary friend describes her family's lack of success with traditional therapy treatments and their controversial decision to take their daughter to Mayan healers in Belize, in a paperback edition with an author Q-and-A and book-club questions. By the best-selling author of Motherless Daughters. Reprint.

About the Author

Hope Edelman is the author of five nonfiction books, including the bestsellers Motherless Daughters and Motherless Mothers. A graduate of the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program, she has published articles, essays, and reviews in numerous magazines and anthologies. She lives in Topanga, California, with her husband and two daughters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345517012
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Author:
Edelman, Hope
Author:
Edelman Hope
Subject:
Family & Relationships : General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Healing - Prayer & Spiritual
Subject:
Spirituality - Shamanism
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Self Help-Memoirs
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090915
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
352

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Women
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
Metaphysics » Healing
Metaphysics » Shamanism
Travel » Central America
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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Product details 352 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780345517012 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This deeply affecting, beautifully written memoir of a family's emotional journey explores what Edelman and her husband had gone looking for in the Central American jungle and what they ultimately discover.
"Synopsis" by , The mother of a 3-year-old with an increasingly aggressive imaginary friend describes her family's lack of success with traditional therapy treatments and their controversial decision to take their daughter to Mayan healers in Belize, in a paperback edition with an author Q-and-A and book-club questions. By the best-selling author of Motherless Daughters. Reprint.
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