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March 1, 2012
Listen to Carole Geithner on The Diane Rehm Show!
About the Author – Carole Geithner was born in Princeton, NJ and has lived in the United States, France, and Japan. She has a Master's in Social Work from Smith College. She has worked as a counselor with children and adults, in inner city schools, family service agencies, a college counseling center, private practice, and at a bereavement center. She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, teaching listening skills to medical students, at George Washington University School of Medicine. She lives in Maryland and New York with her husband and two young adult children.
About the Book – A stunning debut about one girl's journey through loss and grief.
Corinna's world is crushed after her mother dies of cancer. How does she get through the funeral, trays of ziti, a father who can't communicate, the first day of school, Mother's Day, people who don't know what to say, and the entire eighth-grade year? Despite her alienation from many of her peers, including her best friend, she succeeds in finding support. She dares to bare her innermost fears, hurts, and wishes, and even allows herself to have a flowering crush on a boy in the school band. She also finds out deep secrets about her mother which she never knew. It's a year that will change Corinna's life forever.