You can preorder a signed copy of Laura Davis's forthcoming memoir The Burning Light of Two Stars: A Mother-Daughter Story from Bookshop Santa Cruz, to be signed in person by the author.
Books to be signed by the author must be paid for in advance and can either be shipped or held for pick-up at the Bookshop Santa Cruz. The Burning LIght of Two Stars is due to be published on October 19th, 2021. All preorders will be shipped or contacted for pick-up once the preorder has been signed and authorized for release by the publisher, on or before publication date.
You may request personalization for your signed copy, though personlization is always at the discretion and availability of the author, and not guaranteed.
This riveting memoir by Laura Davis, coauthor of The Courage to Heal, examines the endurance of mother-daughter love, how memory protects and betrays us, and the determination it takes to fulfill a promise when ghosts from the past come knocking.
When she published The Courage to Heal in 1988, Laura Davis helped more than a million women work through the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. But her decision to go public with her grandfather’s incest deepened an already painful estrangement with her mother, Temme.
Over the next twenty years, from a safe distance of three thousand miles, Laura and Temme reconciled their volatile relationship and believed that their difficult past was behind them. But when Temme moves across the country to entrust her daughter with the rest of her life, she brings a faltering mind, a fierce need for independence, and the seeds of a second war between them. As the stresses of caregiving rekindle Laura’s rage over past betrayals, they threaten her intention to finally love her mother “without reservation.” Will she learn what it means to be truly openhearted before it’s too late?
Laura Davis is the author of seven nonfiction books, including The Courage to Heal, Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, and I Thought We’d Never Speak Again. Her groundbreaking books have been translated into eleven languages and sold more than 1.8 million copies. In addition to writing books that inspire and change people’s lives, the work of Laura’s heart is to teach. For more than twenty years, at locations around the world, she’s helped her students find their voices, tell their stories, and hone their craft as writers.