From the Lake House: A Mother's Odyssey of Loss and Love

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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
She Writes Press
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781631528668

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About the Author

Kristen Rademacher has lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, since 2002, which is when she began writing. From the Lake House is her first memoir. She holds a master's degree in education and life coach certification. Rademacher is an Academic Coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Reviews

"Over the course of this book, in well-structured, descriptive prose, Rademacher effectively leads readers through a gradually withering romantic relationship that culminates in a tragedy. . . . Some of the most painful sections of the book are her loving letters to the little girl whom she held for but an hour, and whom she named Carly. It soon becomes clear that these missives helped to lead her back from a precipice of despair, so that she could finally face her future. A poignant and painful remembrance with comforting messages for the grieving."
-Kirkus Reviews

"From the Lake House is phenomenal in its realness and the calmness with which it is told. . . . This powerful and realistic memoir is a testament to how resilient a woman can be when she wants to survive and mend her heart."
-Readers' Favorite 5-star review

"A riveting, emotional, and candidly engaging read from first page to last, From the Lake House is an extraordinary story by an extraordinary woman."
-Midwest Book Review

"Kristen Rademacher's achingly honest memoir about her losses of place, partner, and much-anticipated baby daughter Carly resonates with courage and an abiding gratitude for the preciousness of life. A truly tender reflection about loss that illuminates the devastating experience of baby loss."
-Janel Atlas, writer and editor of They Were Still Born: Personal Stories about Stillbirth

"From the Lake House is an intimate, inspiring story of surviving in a world where blessings and tragedy walk hand in hand. Written with tender honesty and luscious language, it is a joy to read, even amidst the pangs of heartache and loss. As a bereaved mother, I found myself nodding in agreement with so many of Rademacher's experiences of life after the death of a child . . . This book is for memoir-lovers and anyone who finds themselves in a turbulent relationship or who has said goodbye to a dearly loved child . . . Rademacher champions solitude for its healing capacities and the wholeness birthed from dogged, hard-earned resiliency. Perceptive and endearing, it is a moving saga of motherhood."
-Alexis Marie Chute, award-winning author of Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy After Loss

"In this beautifully written and poignant memoir, we learn that though people and dreams die, relationships don't. If we're attuned, the dead can transform our lives, offering enduring love and guidance-and hope."
-Carol Henderson, author of Losing Malcolm: A Mother's Journey Through Loss and Farther Along: The Writing Journey of Thirteen Bereaved Mothers

"Any loss of a loved one is hard, but losing a pregnancy must be unimaginable and Kristen brought the sheer scope of the loss, feelings and the difficulties that she went through afterward into beautiful focus. I highly recommend this book if you like a good, touching memoir and are ready for a little bit of a cry."
-Toot's Book Reviews

"A deeply moving and absolutely heartbreaking tale of one woman's struggle to cope with loss and change in her life and to keep moving forward. . . . This book almost felt like an exorcism for the author, in a really healthy way. Kristen's writing was very beautiful and I felt for her on such a deep level while reading. . . . This is one to read if you love stories about overcoming life's toughest circumstances and the enduring love of a mother."
-Bound4Escape book review