Her Last Death

Her Last Death

A Memoir

Large Print - 2008
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Her Last Death begins as the phone rings early one morning in the Montana house where Susanna Sonnenberg lives with her husband and two young sons. Her aunt is calling to tell Susanna her mother is in a coma after a car accident. She might not live. Any daughter would rush the thousands of miles to her mother's bedside. But Susanna cannot bring herself to go. Her courageous memoir explains why. Glamorous, charismatic and a compulsive liar, Susanna's mother seduced everyone who entered her orbit. With outrageous behavior and judgment tinged by drug use, she taught her child the art of sex and the benefits of lying. Susanna struggled to break out of this compelling world, determined, as many daughters are, not to become her mother. Sonnenberg mines tender and startling memories as she writes of her fierce resolve to forge her independence, to become a woman capable of trust and to be a good mother to her own children. "Her Last Death" is riveting, disarming and searingly beautiful.
Published: Detroit : Gale/Cengage Learning, 2008.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410406705
Branch Call Number: 362.2909 SON
Characteristics: 427 p. (large print) ;,23 cm.


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snowbird922 Nov 11, 2011

Didnt like this book at all!

Mar 29, 2011

Wow....shocking, sexy, crazy story! I recommend!

Mar 25, 2011

When I read a Mommy memoir, I want to discover how the daughter came to terms with her dreadful Mother.

Instead, Sonnenberg enables until she finds a husband who serves her neurosis, has a couple of boys who will face the same conflicts.

Resolution? She abandons her dying mother to her long-suffering sister.


judyp Mar 30, 2008

A unconventional memoir that captures the turbulent and often questionable relationship between mothers and daughters.


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judyp Mar 30, 2008

Sexual Content: Although not pornographic in nature, readers should be aware that there is sexual content that involves a minor.


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