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March 2: Annual thanatology lecture features bestselling author

FREDERICK, Md.—An expert in the field of early mother loss and mother-daughter relationships will give a lecture March 2 at 7 p.m. in the Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall at Hood College.

Hope Edelman, essayist and bestselling author of six nonfiction works, will give a talk entitled Motherless Daughters: Twenty Years Later, followed by a question-and-answer session and a book signing. The event is part of Hood's annual Dana G. Cable Memorial Thanatology Lecture Series.

Edelman shares her own painful story and the stories of other women who, as children or adults, lost their mothers. She explains the stages of grief and adjustment as well as the secondary effects of such a loss.

She is the author of Motherless Daughters, Motherless Mothers, The Possibility of Everything and Along the Way, a collaboration with actors and filmmakers Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez about their 50-year father-son relationship. Her books have been published in 17 countries and 11 languages. She has been a guest on talk and news television programs, and her articles, essays and reviews have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines.

Edelman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a master's degree in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. She teaches writing at Antioch University-Los Angeles and at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival every July.

For more information, contact Kerri Eyler at or call 301-696-3763.