THE AMBIVALENT MEMOIRIST
Obsessions Digressions Epiphanies
". . .the most ordinary moments sparkle; there’s a wealth of humanity here—losses, successes, missed opportunities, breakthroughs, yearnings. As a psychotherapist and writer specializing in grief, I was intrigued by the powerful yet often neglected theme of generational grief. Sandra skillfully shares with her readers the complicated family dynamics that arise as unresolved grief is passed along from one generation to the next. Sandra’s determination to claim her own life and voice lies at the heart of this intimate, refreshing memoir."
~~Alexandra Kennedy, author of Losing a Parent and The Infinite Thread: Healing Relationships Beyond Loss
"...On My Way to Somplace Else is a top pick for memoir collections." Midwest Book Review
"Survivors seem to fall into two groups: The tell-all and the tell-little, with Hurtes’ mom of the tell-all persuasion. Hurtes writes movingly about the influence of these stories on her life and how they made her the person she is today." JTNews.net: The Voice of Jewish Washington
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