"In a gripping story that spans four generations of women in her family, Elizabeth Wilcox details the enduring effects of early traumatic events they experienced. This book makes it clear how a greater emphasis on prevention and treatment of early trauma in children can make the difference between a life of depression and dysfunction and a more hopeful outcome."
"This is a gorgeous and heart-wrenching story of mothers, daughters and the reverberations of trauma through generations. At the same time, it is an illuminating history of a family experience of World War and its aftermath."
"A poignant memoir scaffolded by direct references to the growing body of research into the long term impacts of ‘toxic stress’ and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). Wilcox beautifully weaves together the lives and voices of three generations of strong, complex mothers and daughters, and in the process takes the reader on her own journey into the power of empathy, science and personal storytelling to shift the patterns of inherited trauma. "
"An important investigation of trauma made all the more powerful by Wilcox's powerful narrative."
"We all have generational stories, but often we have not connected the hereditary emotional effects. Nurture or nature? This book brings difficult questions to the fore that we should be asking of our own families and lives."
"I love your book. It has made me realize how much I love my mum but find it so hard to express it."
"I just finished your memoir. It is so beautifully written. So poignant. It touched me deeply."
"The story you tell could, of course, only have impact. Good for you for creating something new and valuable."
It gives a new perspective to better understand the dynamics between mothers and daughters that may prove to be helpful to others in their own familial relationships."
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