60 Postcards by Rachael Chadwick

I've been reading Rachael Chadwick's heart warming memoir and think this will be one of  those inspiring books that I like to keep on hand, just so I can share them for no reason, and also so I can share them for one specific reason.  When our Mothers die, a part of us dies with them. We are biologically connected, and that part of us that had been nourished by, housed by and kept safe by our Mother, yearns for what's no longer with us. The connection is broken. This is one young woman's journey, as she struggles to deal with that emptiness inside that happens when our Mothers die. 

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Info from the publisher below with more info found here on the publisher's page.

60 Postcards

60 Postcards

The heartfelt and uplifting story of how a project to scatter 60 Postcards in memory of her mother helped a young girl come to terms with her loss.

On 11 February 2012 Rachael Chadwick lost her Mother to cancer, just sixteen days after first being diagnosed, and her world shattered right in front of her. Utterly fed up of the milestones and reminders, in December of that year she decided she would do something different and created a project based around her Mum's approaching 60th Birthday. Desperate to spread the word about the wonderful person she had lost, Rachael had the brainwave of leaving notes around a city in her memory. Deciding she would take it a step further she wondered what would happen if she could ask people to respond to her? Full of hope and energy she hand-wrote sixty postcards, each with her email address at the bottom asking the finder to get in touch. But one question remained, where should she go?

Knowing how much she longed to visit Paris, the last gift that Rachael's mum had given her was Eurostar vouchers, and so it seemed fitting that this would be her chosen city. So off she went with a group of friends to celebrate, discover, and to scatter her memories. Filling their time in Paris with sight-seeing, food and drink, laughter, and of course postcards.
When Rachael returned to her London home, she desperately tried to switch off, switch off from the wondering (and hoping) whether she might actually hear from a postcard finder. And then, they started flowing in…

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