Her Last Death: A Memoir

Her Last Death: A Memoir by Susanna Sonnenberg 0743291093 9780743291095
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Her Last Deathbegins as the phone rings early one morning in the Montana house where Susanna Sonnenberg lives with her husband and two young sons. Her aunt is calling to tell Susanna her mother is in a coma after a car accident. She might not live. Any daughter would rush the thousands of miles to her mothers bedside. But Susanna cannot bring herself to go. Her courageous memoir explains why.Glamorous, charismatic and a compulsive liar, Susannas mother seduced everyone who entered her orbit. With outrageous behavior and judgment tinged by drug use, she taught her child the art of sex and the benefits of lying. Susanna struggled to break out of this compelling world, determined, as many daughters are, not to become her mother.Sonnenberg mines tender and startling memories as she writes of her fierce resolve to forge her independence, to become a woman capable of trust and to be a good mother to her own children.Her Last Deathis riveting, disarming and searingly beautiful.

Author: Susanna Sonnenberg

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 273

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 2008-10-07


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