VIRTUAL EVENT: Bestselling author Laura Davis will join us online for a discussion of her riveting new memoir The Burning Light of Two Stars: A Mother-Daughter Story 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.
"This masterful heart-filling book is deeply moving and wise." —Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, therapist and author of Filling Her Shoes and Fire and Water
The Burning Light of Two Stars will be published on October 26th and may be preordered below.
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 several nonfiction books, including the bestselling The Courage to Heal, as well as The Courage to Heal Workbook, 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 the course of her career as a communicator, she has also worked as a columnist, talk show host, radio reporter, radio producer, blogger, editor, and speaker. Laura leads writing workshops in the US and internationally that focus on writing as a tool for healing and transformation.