Things I Want My Daughters to Know: A Novel

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How do you cope in a world without your mother?

When Barbara realizes time is running out, she writes letters to her four daughters, aware that they'll be facing the trials and triumphs of life without her at their side. But how can she leave them when they still have so much growing up to do?

Take Lisa, in her midthirties but incapable of making a commitment; or Jennifer, trapped in a stale marriage and buttoned up so tight she could burst. Twentysomething Amanda, the traveler, has always distanced herself from the rest of the family; and then there's Hannah, a teenage girl on the verge of womanhood about to be parted from the mother she adores.

But by drawing on the wisdom in Barbara's letters, the girls might just find a way to cope with their loss. And in coming to terms with their bereavement, can they also set themselves free to enjoy their lives with all the passion and love each deserves?

This heartfelt novel by bestselling author Elizabeth Noble celebrates family, friends . . . and the glorious, endless possibilities of life.

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Elizabeth Noble is the author of the internationally bestselling novels The Reading Group, The Friendship Test, and Alphabet Weekends. She lives with her husband and their two daughters in New York City.

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Enchantingly clever. I cried, I laughed, I couldn't put it down -- Penny Vincenzi It would be a hard heart indeed that remained unmoved . . . the tender feelings Noble engenders in her readers are to be cherished * Daily Express * Incredibly thought-provoking and poignant * Sun * Honest and beautifully written * Woman & Home * Her stories strike a genuine chord . . . an irresistible comfort read * Glamour * This powerful tale packs an emotional punch * Closer * An emotional rollercoaster * Now * A journey through emotionally-charged mother-daughter territory . . . it may just kickstart the practice of letter-writing again * Good Housekeeping * Praise for Elizabeth Noble * - * Noble is the mistress of the tearjerking message of love * Express * A wonderfully well-written book, full of emotion * Daily Mail * Deliciously readable * Times * Impossible to finish without tears streaming down your face * Daily Express * Honest and beautifully written * Woman & Home * Witty, affectionate and unashamedly tear-jerking * Red * Witty, pacy and immediately engaging * Glamour * So fluid, the pages turn themselves * Daily Mirror * Tissues are essential. You'll ricochet between delicately watering eyes at the romance of it all and howling sobs at the unbearable tendernes * Heat *

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