“Told in vivid scenes and through the texts of letters her mother never sent, Cistaro chronicles a journey that goes way past forgiveness to true understanding.”
Will Schwable, bestselling author of The End Of Your Life Book Club

“Sometimes we are defined as much by the person who is missing as the person who is there. Melissa Cistaro has a story to tell and one you don’t hear every day. I was deeply moved from word one.”
Kelly Corrigan, bestselling memoirist of The Middle Place, Lift, and Glitter & Glue

“Melissa Cistaro’s imagery is startling and vivid, her story brutally honest and devoid of judgment. Pieces of My Mother is a story that lingers in the heart long after the last page is turned.”
Hope Edelman, bestselling author of Motherless Daughters and the Possibility of Everything

“Amidst the chaos of life and loss, in clear lovely prose, Melissa Cistaro has written the perfect memoir. I love this book.”
Abigail Thomas, Author of A Three Dog Life and What Comes Next and How to Like It

“A beautiful, wrenching story, meticulously crafted.”
Katie Hafner, author of Mother, Daughter, Me