In this episode 187, we visit with Kristen Rademacher, author of From the Lake House: A Mother’s Odyssey of Loss and Love, a memoir of resilience and hope in the face of a devastating loss. This achingly honest memoir explores issues of grief and identity as a woman gives up her dream of motherhood, and leaving an old life behind to forge something new.
Poignant and perceptive, From the Lake House explores the echoes of rash decisions and ill-fated relationships, the barren and disorientating days an aching mother faces without her baby, and the mysterious healing that can take root while rebuilding a life gutted by loss.
Carol Henderson, author of Losing Malcolm: A Mother’s Journey Through Loss and Farther Along: The Writing Journey of Thirteen Bereaved Mothers, describes the book as a beautifully written and poignant memoir, where “we learn that though people and dreams die, relationships don’t. If we’re attuned, the dead can transform our lives, offering enduring love and guidance–and hope.” Kirkus Reviews calls it “a poignant and painful remembrance with comforting messages for the grieving.”