Without My Mother  


Without My Mother
Collins | May 7, 2019 | 320 pages
ISBN: 9781443458719

This provocative, poignant memoir of a daughter whose mother left her behind by choice begs the question: Are we destined to make the same mistakes as our parents? One summer, Melissa Cistaro’s mother drove off without a word. Devastated, Melissa and her brothers were left to pick up the pieces, wondering why their mother abandoned them. Decades later, Melissa finds herself in Olympia, Washington, with her dying mother and just days to find out what happened that summer and confront the fear that she could do the same to her kids.