American Daughter: A Memoir of Intergenerational Trauma, a Mother's Dark Secrets, and a Daughter's Quest for Redemption
"American Daughter–in the tradition of classics like The Glass Castle, LA Diaries and White Oleander–explores in unsparing details the complex interplay between intimate family ties, generational abuse and cataclysmic losses."
– Gina Frangello, Author of Every Kind of Wanting and A Life in Men, Editor of The Coachella Review
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For 50 years, Stephanie Thornton Plymale kept her past a fiercely guarded secret.
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This is such an incredible story. So many emotions went through me the whole time I read this book. I, like many others, wondered how the author turned out so well after what she experienced growing up and even more as an adult I highly recommend this book.
From the moment I read the first few sentences in the prologue I was wrangled in!
I don’t know even where to begin to explain how much I love this book! What an amazing, gut wrenching story that is filled with so much heart and soul. The writer(s)
give such a great visual from the very beginning. I immediately could see this as a movie, even imagining certain songs for different scenes! It is far more than a story of rags to riches or overcoming a traumatic childhood. Ms Plymale ...more
Stephanie survived her abusive childhood from her mother, to the foster care where she was placed. This memoir was heartbreaking. But when she investigates the family history and found the truth that her mother had told her about her own life, it was devastating as well. Forgiveness and her love for her mother.
"You healed her heart."
Stephanie is a beautiful person and with love and support of her ...more
I sat down to start this book and ended up finishing in a few hours. The story was so captivating that I found myself unable to put it down. I was inspired by how far Stephanie has come after reading her story. I am not surprised by the success this book has already had and I think everyone who has a story should read it.