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Thursday, August 13, 2009

ARC Arrival: The Possibility of Everything by Hope Edelman

The Possibility of Everything by Hope Edelman

Publisher: Ballantine Books

I received this ARC through Shelf Awareness.

About the book: From the bestselling author of Motherless Daughters, here is the real-life story of one woman’s search for a cure to her family’s escalating troubles, and the leap of faith that took her on a journey to an exotic place and a new state of mind.

In the autumn of 2000, Hope Edelman was a woman adrift, questioning her marriage, her profession, and her place in the larger world. Feeling vulnerable and isolated, she was primed for change. Into her stagnant routine dropped Dodo, her three-year-old daughter Maya’s curiously disruptive imaginary friend. Confused and worried about how to handle Dodo’s apparent hold on their daughter, Edelman and her husband made the unlikely choice to take her to Maya healers in Belize, hoping that a shaman might help them banish Dodo–and, as they came to understand, all he represented–from their lives.

An account of how an otherwise mainstream mother and wife finds herself making an extremely unorthodox choice, The Possibility of Everything chronicles the magical week in Central America that transformed Edelman from a person whose past had led her to believe only in the visible and the “proven” to someone open to the idea of larger, unseen forces. This deeply affecting, beautifully written memoir of a family’s emotional journey explores what Edelman and her husband went looking for in the jungle and what they ultimately discovered–as parents, as spouses, and as ordinary people–about the things that possess and destroy, or that can heal us all. (Ballantine Books)

About the author: Hope Edelman is the author of five nonfiction books, including the bestsellers Motherless Daughters and Motherless Mothers. A graduate of the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program, she has published articles, essays, and reviews in numerous magazines and anthologies. She lives in Topanga, California, with her husband and two daughters. (Ballantine Books)

The Possibility of Everything
Publisher/Publication Date: Ballantine Books, Oct 2009
ISBN: 978-0-345-50650-4
352 pages


lilly said...

Sounds like a good book and I like memoirs so that's an added advantage. I'll have to check this one out.

Barb said...

I read Ms. Edelman's other books and loved her writing style. They helped me through a rough period of my life. This book sounds like a great book about personal discovery. I am putting it on my wish list for future reading.


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