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Her Last Death begins as the phone rings early one morning in the Montana house where Susanna Sonnenberg lives with her husband and two young sons. Her aunt is calling to tell Susanna her mother is in a coma after a car accident. She might not live. Any daughter would rush the thousands of miles to her mother's bedside. But Susanna cannot bring herself to go. Her courageous memoir explains why.Glamorous, charismatic, and a compulsive liar, Susanna's mother seduced everyone who entered her orbit. With outrageous behavior and judgment tinged by drug use, she taught her child the art of sex and the benefits of lying. Susanna struggled to break out of this compelling world, determined, as many daughters are, not to become her mother.Sonnenberg mines tender and startling memories as she tells of her fierce resolve to forge her independence, to become a woman capable of trust, and to be a good mother to her own children. Her Last Death is riveting, disarming, and stunningly told.
©2008 Susanna Sonnenberg; (P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"An emotional thriller...a disturbing story, yet at the end you might feel like cheering. It is a beautiful, beautiful book." (Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes and Teacher Man)
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By Susan on 08-04-08

Good prose bad character Good Read

The author has no moral compass but admits it. As someone else mentions she needlessly euthanizes a puppy that could have been given away and accurately depicts the abortion dilemma in detail. She is unlikable but interesting.

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By Cristina on 04-24-08

Tedious and Self-Pitying

The novel wallows in the shallow glamour of her life, turning a rare and privileged childhood into an excuse for poor decisions. There are interesting anecdotes here, and a few sharp insights, but mostly the author whines about the lack of attention she received and how that justifies her weak character--and plotting!

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