It’s been two months since the memoir The Moon To Play With – A daughter’s Journey was published. I am proud, excited, and still in awe of the continuing process. Please write a review if you’ve read the book (they are a necessary part of authorship on Amazon). Or post the book cover on your blog. Any and all advertising is appreciated, and will be reciprocated. Many thanks!
By Ashley Albrecht on June 7, 2015
Wendy Karasin’s The Moon to Play With is one of those books you cannot put down. Along with its intensely emotional story, the pages are full of beautifully written words, dripping with poetic imagery. She describes the incredibly challenging moment when she lost both of her parents within weeks of each other. Although I had never experienced a similar tragedy, I felt I was able to connect and relate in many other ways reading this book. The meaning of family, unconditional love, compassion, and ways to cope with grief are just a few. I strongly suggest reading The Moon to Play with truly is a must read.
Hi Wendy – I am not sure you will remember me, I went to P.S. 205, Seth Low JHS and New Utrecht H.S. We were in the same class in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades. I just finished reading your book and was very moved by your account of your parents illnesses and passing. They were very reminiscent of the struggles, both emotional and physical, that I went through when I lost my parents. For me there was a four year reprieve between the two losses. I lost my father first but it was the loss of my mother that left me with the incredible and profound sadness that I was no longer anyone’s child. Nine years after my mother’s passing I still sometimes reach for the phone to share some exciting or even some mundane things with her and then the sadness and loss appear again when I realize I can’t – I am not sure those feelings ever go away. Although my life now is filled with my husband, my two children, my four grandsons and my job as a pre-school teacher my thoughts still meander back to my Brooklyn days when life seemed easy and death so far away. Hopefully all is well with and you have found inner peace. Be well.
Paula Mishanie Schultz
How wonderful to hear from you! I am enormously pleased that you read the book, and liked it. The universality of the experience transcends almost everything, it is that profound. Please do write an Amazon review, I would be most appreciative, and pass the book on to others you feel might benefit from it. As far as wanting to call your parents, I sooo get that – I feel the same way. I, too, have a wonderful life but I don’t believe I will ever stop missing my parents. Be well and stay in touch.
The book’s great. The author’s AWESOME!
Thanks, my brother. Share that same power of presence with your friends and clients. It can make all the difference! Love you.