The Long Tail of Trauma: A Memoir by Elizabeth Wilcox
Wilcox pens an incredible memoir in The Long Tail of Trauma: A Memoir. This is the first book of this author's that I've read. Wilcox writes, "This is a story of mothers. This is a story of daughters. This is a story of the trauma we carry and the trauma we tend to. This story begins long before me. It begins with the first trauma my ancestral mothers bore, something passed deep in our wombs, from one generation to the next." And that is just the beginning. Wilcox had me hooked in the foreword, and I couldn't put this down. It was heartbreaking, heart aching, and, yes, heart fulfilling. Sometimes experiences or life lessons of others can inspire and make one take a look at their own life, and that's what this did. Besides it being well-written, it was one unforgettable book. Yes, it's a memoir, and it delves into generational trauma, and connections. It's a magnificent read, a definite page-turner. I look forward to reading more by this author. This book is a definite recommendation by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews.