Author Event - Edna's Gift: How My Broken Sister Taught Me to Be Whole by Susan Rudnick

The Avid Reader is proud to welcome author Susan Rudnick and her Memoir, Edna's Gift: How My Broken Sister Taught Me to Be Whole, in-store on Saturday, July 20th at 7:30 p.m. 


More about Edna's Gift:

Rudnick’s volume tells the story of how her mentally challenged sister was her life’s greatest teacher. Initially, as children of Holocaust refugee parents, Susan and Edna were inseparable, but as they grew up, Susan’s sister’s physical and mental challenges caused them to grow apart. Susan’s life became even more complicated when she learned that she'd been born without a uterus and would never be able to have children. As a young adult, she was compelled to cope with this trauma.  In her forties, however, Susan realized her dream of motherhood when she adopted a daughter. Throughout, Edna remained a teacher and loving presence in her sister's life.  She continued loving her unconditionally, as she always had and as an adult lived a life of dignity in a spiritual community, becoming a model for how Susan could live hers. Encompassing Susan and Edna's lifelong, complex, intertwining relationship, this book’s message is to remain open to life, no matter how unpredictable or traumatic. From that will come strength and wisdom.



More about Susan Rudnick:


For over forty years Susan Rudnick, LCSW, has been listening to people tell their stories in her Manhattan practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. In Edna's Gift, she tells hers. The seed for her memoir was "Coming Home to Wholeness," a chapter she contributed to Into the Mountain Stream, a book of personal reflections on psychotherapy and Buddhist Experience. She is a Zen practitioner and has published haikus as well as articles about psychotherapy in professional journals. She and her husband live in Westchester, NY.


Event date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
The Avid Reader
617 2nd St.
Davis, CA 95616
Edna's Gift: How My Broken Sister Taught Me to Be Whole Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631525155
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: She Writes Press - June 4th, 2019