In My Father's Garden: A Daughter's Search for a Spiritual Life

Kim Chernin (Author)


Kim Chernin's mother was a leftist firebrand, an American Marxist at mid-century, when it was dangerous to be one. Her father, a quiet man, was no less radical. Why then, decades later, does their daughter--a liberal California psychoanalyst and writer--find herself drawn toward a spirituality that would have shocked her parents? Through three personal stories, Chernin tackles the questions that pull at all of us: how to make sense in a world whose order isn't always apparent, and how to find balance between the mind and the spirit. "Kim Chernin writes with immediacy and intimacy."--City Life, London.

Product Details

Price: $20.95
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Published Date: January 07, 1996
Pages: 196
Dimensions: 5.34 X 0.89 X 7.33 inches | 0.53 pounds
ISBN: 9781565121003
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About the Author

Kim Chernin, PhD, has won acclaim for her numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including A Different Kind of Listening, My Life as a Boy, The Obsession, In My Mother's House (nominated for Chronicle Critics Award and chosen as Alice Walker's Favorite Book of the Year in the New York Times, 1983), The Flame Bearers (New York Times Notable Book, 1986), and the national best seller The Hungry Self. She lives in Point Reyes, California, with her life-companion, Renate Stendhal, and their two dogs, Buckle and Teddy. She is a nationally recognized expert in eating disorders and also is in private practice.