Have Mother, Will Travel

Have Mother, Will Travel : A Mother and Daughter Discover Themselves, Each Other, and the World

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Glamour magazine called Come Back, the first nonfiction collaboration by Claire and Mia Fontaine, the "best mother-daughter memoir," while the New York Times Book Review praised it as, "a testament to the power of the love."

The Fontaines are back with Have Mother, Will Travel, a beautiful, thoughtful, insightful, inspiring book that brilliantly captures the changing relationship between a mother and her adult daughter. Seen within the context of an unforgettable round-the-world adventure, the emotional milestones reached and the new understandings and appreciations achieved will warm the heart and nourish the soul--an extraordinary journey that should not be missed by armchair travelers and by mothers and daughters everywhere.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 309 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 158.76g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061688428
  • 9780061688423
  • 488,345

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"'Have Mother, Will Travel, ' is a must-read for every woman (or man, for that matter). It's charming and enlightening, and will help any reader in their own understanding of this world and the relationships that it contains."--Spencer Daily Reporter
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Back cover copy

Their bestselling memoir, Come Back, inspired readers with the story of Mia Fontaine's harrowing drug addiction and her mother, Claire's, desperate and ultimately successful attempts to save her. Now, a decade later, as Mia finds that adult life isn't all it's cracked up to be, Claire realizes that she forgot to plan for life after motherhood. Determined to transform themselves and a relationship that has frayed around the edges, the pair sets off on a five-month adventure through twenty cities and twelve countries: an extraordinary, often hilarious journey that includes mishaps, mayhem, and unexpected joys, from a passport-eating elephant in Malaysia to the lavender fields of France, where they finally make peace with their tumultuous past. Wiser for what they've learned from women in other cultures, and from each other, they return with a deepened sense of who they are and where they want to go.
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657 ratings
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2 14% (93)
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