The collaborative memoir, "Still Here Thinking of You: A Second Chance With Our Mothers," speaks of the mother-daughter relationship held by each of the four authors -- Susan Hodara, Lori Topple, Joan Potter and Vicki Addesso.
The authors will visit New Canaan Library, 151 Main St., at noon Wednesday, Jan. 8, in the Adrian Lamb Room. Light refreshments will be served.
Four women from different backgrounds formed a writers' group, and in the process, found themselves unexpectedly writing about their mothers. While they did so, not only did their understanding of one another deepen, but their perceptions of their mothers were transformed as well. With humor, tenderness, pain and sorrow, "Still Here Thinking of You" taps into the universal, deeply rooted connection between mothers and daughters, according to a release.
Toppel is the author of "Three Children," a novel about an American family living in Puerto Rico. Born in San Juan, Toppel lives in New York with her husband and children.
Hodara is a journalist, memoirist and teacher. Her short memoirs have appeared in a variety of literary journals and anthologies; one was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her articles are published in The New York Times, Communication Arts and other publications. She has taught memoir writing since 2003.
Potter is a writer and memoir teacher whose work has been published in magazines, newspapers, literary journals and anthologies. She is the author, co-author or editor of several nonfiction books.
Addesso considers herself a "late-bloomer" when it comes to writing; "Still Here Thinking of You" is her first published book. She is working on a collection of short stories as well as memoir pieces. She also works for an environmental education program.
For information, call 203-594-5003 or visit newcanaanlibrary.org. To register, call 203-594-5040.