by Ruth Reichl

An extremely quick read. This is a short beautiful memoir about a writer who finally discovers who her mother really was deep down only after her passing. By finding some of her mother’s old letters, she was able to fully understand the limitations on her mother, and realize what an unbelievable gift her mother gave her even though she didn’t see it when she was growing up. Very touching, raw, and honest. I loved it! It definitely made me think of my mother at times, who also tried to instill in me such a strong sense of independence.