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Phantom Limb

Janet Sternburg


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Phantom Limb is a wise and courageous memoir that moves between past and present, chronicling an adult daughter’s journey through the final years of her parents’ lives. A story of discovering love through adversity as well as an inquiry into contemporary neurology and spiritual life, Phantom Limb is a moving meditation on the struggle to make peace with physical and emotional ghosts of the past. Janet Sternburg writes with such warmth and honesty that loss itself becomes luminous: “This is the grace of the last years, the children coming to understand the contradictions in their parents, not to reconcile them but encompass them in a larger love.”

Unp - Bison Books, 9780803293014, 158pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2003

About the Author

Janet Sternburg is a widely published poet and essayist whose books include "The Writer on Her Work." A faculty member of the California Institute for the Arts, she is also a photographer whose work appears in private and museum collections.