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Now My Heart Is Full by Laura June

Now My Heart Is Full

Now My Heart Is Full by Laura June
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Jul 24, 2018 | 272 Pages
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“This beautiful, heart-rending and -restoring memoir explores what it means to be a mother and a daughter, and coming to terms with the imperfections within these most foundational of familial bonds. Laura June writes with grace, wit, and honesty.”
Nylon (Great Books To Read This Summer)

“Mommy memoirs aren’t always entertaining or self-reflective, but Now My Heart is Full offers both in abundance.”
—Bitch Media (Books Feminists Should Read in July)

“A poignant memoir . . . exploring motherhood with searing intimacy and honesty.”
—PopSugar

“Warm, wrenching, and full of light.”
Booklist

“Sometimes, a book swells into something far lovelier than you assume it will be. Laura June’s warm and moving Now My Heart is Full is one such unforgettable book. What seems like a straightforward memoir about motherhood slowly, carefully, becomes so much more. This is the story of how the daughter of an alcoholic mother becomes a motherless mother and reconciles the ways she was loved, the ways she was hurt and how the birth of her own daughter allowed her heart to finally grow full. There is no maudlin sentimentality here. Instead, Laura June writes with wit and melancholy, unabashed joy and tenderness. Imagine my surprise, when I reached the end, and found myself in tears.”
—Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Hunger

“Is there any more formative bond than the one between mother and daughter? Laura June’s heartbreaking but ultimately hopeful memoir intertwines the story of her daughter’s birth with an insightful and forgiving account of her own mother’s alcoholism and their complex relationship. A moving, beautiful exploration of what it means to love—and let go.”
—Julie Buntin, author of Marlena

“Laura June’s writing is affecting, clear-eyed, and honest. Her ambivalence toward many of life’s biggest milestones is particularly refreshing in a culture that demands a woman’s every attention be paid to marriage and motherhood. But Now My Heart is Full is not cynical, or cutting—rather, it is surprised by its own warmth and joy.”
—Katie Heaney, author of Would You Rather? and Never Have I Ever

Now My Heart Is Full explores in heartfelt prose how the familial ties that bond us are inevitably the ones that threaten to break us—and the messy miracle of breaking them first. Laura June triumphs by resisting the inertia of inherited suffering and surrendering to the possibility of a boundless, unbreakable love.”
—Alana Massey, author of All the Lives I Want

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