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Christine W. Hartmann

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My mother valued control above all else, yet one event appeared beyond her command: the timing of her own death. Not to be denied there either, two decades in advance she chose the date on which to end her life. And her next step was to tell me all about it. For twenty years, she maintained an unwavering goal, to commit suicide at age seventy. Meanwhile, I fought desperately against the decision. When she wouldn't listen, the only way to remain part of her life was for me to swallow her plans—hook, line, and sinker.

"Part of the brilliance of SO FAR AWAY is that, wrapped up in the exquisitely well-described uniqueness of Hartmann's story, are substantial insights about much more."—Paul C. Rosenblatt, University of Minnesota, author of four books on families and grief

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Christine W. Hartmann
So Far Away / Christine W. Hartmann / Vanderbilt University Press / Paperback; 224 Pages
Price: $21.95 / ISBN: 978-0826517968 / Published: November, 2011
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