Paul Collins at the Nashua Telegraph says, “Every now and then, a book comes along that’s written in such a compelling and gripping way that the narrative has the power to stay with you long after you’ve read the last page. Such is the case with The Box of Daughter by Maine author Katherine Mayfield.”
But that’s not the only good news for author Katherine Mayfield. Her memoir, The Box of Daughter, is also a finalist in the 2012 Reader’s Favorite Book Awards.
The Box of Daughter is the compelling true story of the author’s struggle to recover from childhood emotional abuse, and her quest to raise her self-esteem and create a more authentic life.
Bullied by her religious mother in childhood, the author pursued a professional acting career in her twenties and thirties, appearing Off-Broadway, in independent films, and on the daytime drama Guiding Light. Entering therapy in her thirties in response to a divorce, she began to unravel the threads of dysfunction in her family.
More than a decade later, armed with the truth about her family, she sought to understand the challenges her parents faced and recover from the trauma while simultaneously acting as the family caregiver for her parents in their late 80s and early 90s. Freed from the abuse by the deaths of her parents in 2005 and 2008, the author began an inspiring journey to wholeness–developing self-esteem, uncovering her true self, and finally creating a life that is truly her own.
The Box of Daughter is available in paperback and electronic editions from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. You can read the full review in the Nashua Telegraph here, and see the announcement on the 2012 Reader’s Favorite Book Awards website here. You can learn more about Katherine at her Amazon Author’s Page.