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Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble
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Sep 24, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction
Read in September, 2010

Dying from cancer, Barbara, writes a letter to each of her four daughters, expressing the hopes, fears and dreams for them she couldn't voice while alive.

Lisa, in a loving relationship but terrified of commitment. Unhappily married Jennifer. Amanda the traveller who is never in one place long enough and teenager Hannah, who now has to grow up without her mother at her side.

I left this book to one side for quite a while, thinking it would be depressing, but it isn't, it's sad, and tugs at the heart strings, but not depressingly. I thought it was incredibly poignant and well written, with characters that you care for. Another author I'll be searching out for future reads!

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