relationships; fraught with love, fear, jealousy and joy. No other bond is as strong or as long-lasting. We read about it in Greek mythology, Freudian psychology and literature. Yet we still for the most part have to navigate it alone— our relationship with our own mother. We love them, we hate them, we miss them profoundly when they are gone. They are as axiomatic as the sun, the moon and the stars.
Because I Love Her, edited by Andrea N. Richesin, is a collection of essays on the mother-daughter bond including contributions from Karen Joy Fowler, Catherine Newman, Ann Hood and many others. On June 1st, 7pm, at Bookcourt, in Cobble Hill, Ms. Richesin and some of the authors will read their work. In an essay in the Huffington Post about the book, Ms. Richesin describes some of the stories; Tara Bray Smith had to find a way to love her mother despite a life long heroin addiction, or Amanda Coyne who writes about her mother in prison for 12 years. Some of the essays are haunting, some are funny, but all are “a tribute to how difficult it can be to accept the ones we love the most.”
For more information: 718-875-3677, Bookcourt