New Memoir from SBPRA Gives a Message from Beyond: What a Daughter Would Tell Her Mother

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"All About My Mother: A Beloved Daughter’s Memoir" is the intriguing story of J.S. Quinn, who died just days before her 19th birthday.

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It lifted the gloom on nine years of aching grief. I have had such a blessed life, even with the loss of my daughter.

"All About My Mother: A Beloved Daughter’s Memoir" is the intriguing story of J.S. Quinn, who died in 1997, 25 days before her 19th birthday.

This memoir was written by her mother to show that a child’s love can survive death, and it also shows the promise of a life barely begun. Since she passed, J.S. has been witnessing her mother's grieving, right up to the present day. She tells the strategies her mother uses to help cope, including reading, writing, and listening to music.

J.S.’s mother was abandoned as a baby in 1947 at a Catholic orphanage in England. J.S. relates the childhood she spent with her three brothers and her single mother, who is of mixed heritage. In the early years, her mother worked three jobs, but still had time to keep her four children busy with activities while pursuing her education to become a teacher.

J.S.’s death at 18 took a deep toll on her brothers and her mother, a retired British teacher who cites writing the book as part of her grieving process. “It is really an accumulation of short stories, the first of which I wrote in March 2006 as an imagined account of my daughter's last flashes of her life as she was dying. It lifted the gloom on nine years of aching grief. I have had such a blessed life, even with the loss of my daughter. The only obstacle was trying to stay true to my daughter's sentiments and voice.”

All About My Mother: A Beloved Daughter’s Memoir (e-Book ISBN: Kindle ISBN: 978-1-63135-597-4, ePub ISBN: 978-1-63135-596-7) is available for $5.99 at http://epubco.com/shop/products/all-about-my-mother-a-beloved-daughters-memoir-by-j-s-quinn/ or
Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.

The soft cover version (ISBN: 978-1-61897-657-4, $10) can also be ordered through the publisher’s website: http://sbpra.com/JSQuinn or at Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.

Wholesalers: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder(at)sbpra(dot)net.

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Ellen Green, Press Manager, Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency, 703-899-8128,
pressmanager(at)sbpra(dot)net.

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