The Possibility of Everything by Hope Edelman audiobook

The Possibility of Everything: A Memoir

By Hope Edelman
Read by Hope Edelman

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781441706577

  • ISBN: 9781441706553

  • ISBN: 9781441706614

Runtime: 10.79 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the bestselling author of Motherless Daughters, here is the real-life story of one woman’s search for a cure to her family’s escalating troubles and the leap of faith that took her on a journey to an exotic place and a new state of mind.

In the autumn of 2000, Hope Edelman was a woman adrift, questioning her marriage, her profession, and her place in the larger world. Feeling vulnerable and isolated, she was primed for change. Into her stagnant routine dropped Dodo, her three-year-old daughter’s curiously disruptive imaginary friend. Confused and worried about how to handle Dodo’s apparent hold on Maya, this otherwise mainstream woman found herself making the extremely unorthodox choice to take their daughter to Belize in hopes that a shaman might help banish Dodo—and all he represented—from their lives.

The Possibility of Everything chronicles the magical week in Central America that transformed Edelman from a person whose past had led her to believe only in the visible and the “proven” to someone open to the idea of larger, unseen forces. This deeply affecting, beautifully written memoir of a family’s emotional journey explores what Edelman and her husband went looking for in the jungle and what they ultimately discovered—as parents, as spouses, and as ordinary people—about the things that possess and destroy us or that can heal us all.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Edelman writes like a dream and like a dreamer, with a novelist’s rhythm and a journalist’s unsparing eye. The Possibility of Everything kept me gasping and turning pages, awed by Edelman’s unwillingness to compromise the truth. This book makes everything seem possible—except putting it down.” Jacquelyn Mitchard, author, The Deep End of the Ocean, a #1 New York Times bestseller and Oprah Book Club pick
“From its gripping opening to its moving conclusion, The Possibility of Everything takes you on a spirited journey that gracefully interweaves details of early motherhood with reflections on faith and transformation, all set against the beauty and wonder of a foreign place. A thoughtful and compelling read by the accomplished Hope Edelman.” Cathi Hanauer, author of Sweet Ruin and editor of The Bitch in the House
“To write memoir well, one must surrender fear and reveal all dimensions of the inner truth—from gorgeous to heinous and what lies in between. In search of faith she can wrap her arms around, Edelman set down fear and has revealed all of herself with beauty and candor, innocence and intelligence, wisdom and clarity. In this fascinating and honest account of a one woman’s quest for wholeness and healing for her daughter, herself and her family, Edelman gives us hope.” Jennifer Lauck, author of Still Waters and Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found
“The true beauty of this book—and there is so much that is beautiful…is that Edelman relentlessly dissects her own perspectives and feelings with an uncommon courage.” Oregonian
“Edelman writes eloquently about her struggle…With vivid descriptions of Belize and its Mayan history, The Possibility of Everything is an intimate account of the struggles of parenting, partnering and faith.” People
“A well-crafted tale of skepticism versus spirituality…Edelman’s writing soars highest when depicting her family’s eye-opening encounters in the humid tropical jungle with—just possibly—the supernatural.” Entertainment Weekly
“What happens when a toddler’s imaginary friend seems more than imaginary, less than a friend, and wreaks havoc on an entire family’s sense of well-being?...the book explores the gaps between science and faith, children and parents, and what we believe and what we wish for.” Redbook magazine
“[A] charming memoir full of self-deprecating honesty that defies easy categorization…Gripping and vividly detailed…Equal parts a meditation on the trials of motherhood and marriage, a travelogue, and an exploration of faith, which [Edelman] braids together into a highly readable, insight-laden narrative.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Hope Edelman

Author Bio: Hope Edelman

Hope Edelman is the author of five nonfiction books, including the bestsellers Motherless Daughters and Motherless Mothers. A graduate of the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program, she has published articles, essays, and reviews in numerous magazines and anthologies. She lives in Topanga, California, with her husband and two daughters.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English