Hope and Other Luxuries
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Price
£15.99

Format
Hardcover

Publishing Date
19/05/2015

Pages
568 pages

Height
152mm

Width
229mm

Rights
UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa

ISBN
9781452121567

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Hope and Other Luxuries

A Mother's Life with a Daughter's Anorexia


Clare Dunkle seemed to have an ideal life—two beautiful, high-achieving teenage daughters, a loving husband and a satisfying and successful career as a children's book novelist. But it's when you let down your guard that the ax falls. Just after one daughter successfully conquered her depression, another daughter developed a life-threatening eating disorder.

Co-published with Elena Vanishing, the memoir of her daughter, this is the story—told in brave, beautifully written and unflinchingly honest prose—of one family's fight against a deadly disease, from an often ignored but important perspective: the mother of the anorexic.

About the Author(s)
Clare B. Dunkle

Clare B. Dunkle is an award-winning author of seven acclaimed fantasy novels, including The Hollow Kingdom Trilogy, winner of the 2004 Mythopoeic Award for Best Childrens Fantasy. A former Texan (and Texas librarian), Clare now lives in Germany, but comes frequently to the United States to see her family, especially her two daughters, Valerie and Elena, and her grandchildren. Find out more about Clare at www.claredunkle.com.

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