Motherhood: Lost and Found
Motherhood: Lost and Found tells the compelling story of loss and the unbreakable bonds of family as author Ann Campanella faces the gradual deterioration of her mother caught in the grip of Alzheimer’s disease. At the same time the author endures multiple miscarriages and can only watch as her dreams of motherhood seem to evaporate. Her devotion to family and her horse Crimson sustain her as her mother’s illness progresses and her own window of potential motherhood begins to close.
The voice in Ann’s memoir has been called constant and abiding, her imagery indelible. Her graceful, exacting language rises above the grief of infertility and the struggle to care for aging parents, connecting the reader ultimately to the heartbeat and resilience of the human experience.
This memoir was a finalist in the Next Generation Independent Book Awards, the world’s largest not-for-profit independent book awards.
About Ann Campanella (Charlotte, North Carolina Author)
Ann Campanella is the author of the memoir, Motherhood: Lost and Found. She is formerly a magazine and newspaper journalist and editor. Her writing has appeared in local and national publications from literary journals, newspapers and magazines to the bestselling A Cup of Comfort series.
Ann’s poetry has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac and twice she has received the Poet Laureate Award from the North Carolina Poetry Society. She has a degree in English Literature from Davidson College and lives on a small horse farm in with her family and animals.
Motherhood: Lost and Found is a finalist for the Next Generation Independent Book Awards, and was recently named a finalist for the Italian Equestrian Book Award, “Voices for Horses.” Ann’s memoir is also a bestseller on Amazon for Eldercare.