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If You Knew Suzy : A Mother, a Daughter, a Reporter's Notebook

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"Katherine Rosman has a great gift for articulating the yearnings of daughterhood and the mysteries of motherhood."
-- Jeffrey Zaslow, coauthor of The Last Lecture

"Katherine Rosman's voice rings with truth, pain, and hard-won humor as she reports from the heart in this bold, cathartic tale of a daughter's search to find meaning in her mother's death.... This book beats with a heart of its own."
-- Janice Y.K. Lee, author of The Piano Teacher

In lively, intimate prose, Wall Street Journal culture reporter Katherine Rosman reconnects with her late mother by reporting on the life she led outside of her roles as mom and wife.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 307 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 249.47g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Frontispiece; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061735248
  • 9780061735240
  • 946,447

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How marvelous to sit beside a daughter exploring her mother s life. "If You Knew Suzy" is about the joys of a family balanced by the heartbreaking complexities of death. Rosman is a dogged reporter whose eye for wonderful detail is enriched by the love and empathy of a devoted child. --Isabel Gillies, author of Happens Every Day: An All-Too-True Story"
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Back cover copy

Faced with the loss of her mother, Suzy, to cancer at sixty, Wall Street Journal reporter Katherine Rosman longs to find answers to the questions that we all wrestle with after losing someone we love. So she does what she does best: she opens her notebook and starts investigating.

Thumbing through her late mother's address book, Rosman embarks on a cross-country odyssey, tracking down total strangers from whom she hopes to learn about a woman she once thought she couldn't know better. With a reporter's eye for detail and nuance, Rosman creates a vivid, unflinching, and unforgettable portrait of a privately remarkable mother and woman. In the process, Rosman tells a universal tale of loss and love, capturing the angst families confront when wading through the world of doctors and hospitals, the poignancy and pain that come as a life ends, and the humor that helps transform sadness into a new and powerful brand of happiness.
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202 ratings
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3 33% (66)
2 7% (15)
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