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July 25, 2011

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bermudaonion (Kathy)

I found it interesting that Elizabeth Noble said she didn't really relate to the daughters in her story.

anne

Her interest began with learning about her own mother's loss of her mother in her early twenties. This had a profound effect upon her mother.

Melissa C

I thought it was interesting hearing her talk about the relief that Hannah feels after her mom dies and what she does with that (like spending time with her dad when she couldn't do that before due to the illness). I imagine that is exactly how some people feel and she captures that really well.

I would love to win a copy of these two books! Thanks so much!

pearl

I enjoyed listening to Elizabeth Noble relate how leaving the U.K. and her family was on her mind so she felt that this book was important to write. The mother daughter relationship was meaningful to her and to her own mother.

Martha@Hey, I want to read that

I lost my mother very early as well (just before my teens) and I know when my children were young I worried what they would know from and of my should I not be there. Recently one of the children I watch lost her father and she is only 2. I was surprised how much the loss effected me when I think of what his little girl has lost. I think I would find this book very powerful. Thanks for the great interview.

Jodi Lupp

I cant wait to read this book. The bond between a mother and daughter is so profound to shape a story around. I think it will be interesting to read the different ways each of the daughters react to their grief and loss of their mother.

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