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My Mother and Other Secrets

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My Mother and Other Secrets by Wendyl Nissen
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"A good read plus vital pro choice information"
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Not only am I interested in understanding family dynamics and the hangover of some very destructive behaviours of our forbearers, I was so pleased by Wendyl’s honest account with her mother’s end of life, left my jaw open in stunned deep thought, wow I thought this is vital information, life changing and so empowering, well worth a read and one I will be passing on to friends and family. These are difficulties we all face, her courage and finding through it all authenticity and grace is frankly inspiring.

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When Wendyl Nissen's mother was suffering with Alzheimer's, she told some extraordinary stories about her background that Wendyl had never heard before. Determined to get to the bottom of these family secrets, Wendyl found some wild and intriguing stories of loss, grief and love. She uncovered new relatives, deeply sad adoptions, harsh parenting, complex marriages and a few rogues. These stories often highlighted how tough life was for women and children in an era when women had to fight for every bit of independence they gained. This compelling, moving book is about mothers and daughters, ageing and the way deep family traumas echo down through the generations. It is also spliced with wisdom on caring for someone with dementia.

Author Biography

Wendyl Nissen is a journalist, broadcaster and magazine editor who is the author of 10 books, mostly about living a chemical-free, old-fashioned life. She left the corporate world 20 years ago and now lives in the Hokianga with her husband, her father, 20 chickens (and counting), two cows, two dogs and three stray cats.
Release date NZ
March 29th, 2021
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Pages
288
Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Imprint
Allen & Unwin
Dimensions
154x236x24
ISBN-13
9781988547213
Current sales rank
Top 1000
Product ID
34305256

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