Things I Want My Daughters to Know

Elizabeth Noble, Author William Morrow & Company $22.95 (374p) ISBN 978-0-06-112219-4
Noble (The Reading Group) hits her stride in her tearjerker fourth novel. Before Barbara Forbes, a mother of four, succumbs to terminal cancer, she leaves words of wisdom for her four daughters in the form of letters to each of them. In the year following Barbara's death, her daughters draw strength from her words and from each other as they move forward with their lives. Lisa, the eldest, is advised to \x93let someone look after [her]\x94 for a change. Jennifer, \x93fragile and hard to reach,\x94 struggles with an unraveling marriage. Free-spirited Amanda is thrown for a loop by a family secret, and teenaged Hannah, experiencing her first taste of rebellion, is reminded that she still has a lot of growing up to do. Though Barbara's life-is-short aphorisms are nothing new, her sharp wit and distinctive voice is a nice complement to the four nuanced stories of coping with death. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 03/31/2008
Release date: 04/01/2008
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