Stephen Cunningham Rivets Readers with a Poignant yet Daring Tale

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In “Carol’s Letters”, he vividly portrays the story of his mother—and her suicide—through a collection of letters and commentary.

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In a moving narrative that moves seamlessly between suicide and flashbacks of past events, author Stephen Cunningham provides a closer look at life and the pain of suicide. In “Carol’s Letters: The Story of my Mother’s Suicide”, he reveals the letters that she kept and attempts to delve deeper into the factors that influenced her death. Readers will embark on a journey with the author through the pain and joys of existence and the sad truth of death.

“Maybe I’m insane and irrational in an attempt to explain my mother’s death, but to me it makes more sense now. Now that I read mom’s writing – what she really felt. I read these letters and for the first time see her as more than a mother, but as a person – with weaknesses and struggles like anyone else,” declares the author.

In this book, Cunningham shares a collection of letters and commentary, which find its way to publication only after much thought and consideration. His mother’s suicide is a very personal and painful subject but for Cunningham, this book offers to its readers a glimpse of his mother’s life. Here, he shares how he commented and speculated much on his mother’s life and the events surrounding her death. This book is his way of portraying her story in the most accurate way possible – by presenting it through her own words, her true feelings. This is also a way to express his impression, assessment and commentary – some rants in anger, others written in a calmer state.

In “Carol’s Letters: The Story of my Mother’s Suicide”, Cunningham has written an inspiring narrative that will give readers a glimmer of hope during desperate times and will move them to become more aware of the value of family and love among members.

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''Carol's Letters'' * by Stephen Cunningham
''The Story of My Mother's Suicide''
Publication Date: 12/18/2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 128 pages; 978-1-4797-4484-8
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