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Thirty years after her death, Alice Eve Cohen’s mother appears to her, seemingly in the flesh, and continues to do so during the hardest year Alice has had to face: the year her youngest daughter needs a harrowing surgery, her eldest daughter decides to reunite with her birth mother, and Alice herself receives a daunting diagnosis. As it turns out, it’s entirely possible for the people we’ve lost to come back to us when we need them the most.

Although letting her mother back into her life is not an easy thing, Alice approaches it with humor, intelligence, and honesty. What she learns is that she must revisit her childhood and allow herself to be a daughter once more in order to take care of her own girls. Understanding and forgiving her mother’s parenting transgressions leads her to accept her own and to realize that she doesn’t have to be perfect to be a good mother.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A riveting journey.”

    Julie Metz, New York Times bestselling author of Perfection

  • “A perfect book. I want to tell everyone, every mother, every daughter, to read it.”

    Abigail Thomas, bestselling author of A Three Dog Life

  • “I love, love, love this book. It’s so rich, so real, and so moving…An astonishingly wonderful book—I was enthralled.”

    Caroline Leavitt, bestselling author of Pictures of You

  • “Compassionate, compelling, and told in luscious prose that practically begs you to sink in and linger, Cohen’s imaginative story and its fascinating characters will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.”

    Jessie Sholl, author of Dirty Secret

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About the Author

Alice Eve Cohen is a writer and solo theater artist. Her first memoir, What I Thought I Knew, won the Elle’s Lettres Grand Prix for Nonfiction; it was selected as one of Oprah Magazine’s 25 Best Books of Summer and Salon’s Best Books of the Year. She has written for Nickelodeon, CTW, and CBS, and has toured her solo shows and plays to theaters, festivals, and schools, nationally and internationally. Her writing about arts in education has been published in nine languages, and she has written for various print and online publications. She holds a BA from Princeton University and an MFA from The New School. Alice teaches at The New School and lives with her family in New York City. She is currently working on a novel.