The Burning Light of Two Stars

By Laura Davis,

Book cover of The Burning Light of Two Stars: A Mother-Daughter Story

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"Caregiving an elderly parent, especially against the backdrop of a difficult shared past, can be a bruising spiritual ordeal. We who must travel this territory don't need any more sentimental narratives about it. What we do need is the healing medicine of truth-telling, and Laura Davis brilliantly and generously gives…

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In the late 1980s, Laura Davis co-wrote The Courage to Heal. It was first non-academic book to straightforwardly confront the fact that incest even existed, let alone to address healing. The self-help book with personal stories gave rise to the movement that called us survivors; prior to The Courage to Heal, we were victims. The Courage to Heal led to recovery for millions of people around the world. I am one of them.

Fast-forward to today: Davis’ first memoir The Burning Light of Two Stars, traces her relationship with and love for her mother, who is in decline and…

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