A memoir by Boston College alumna Suzanne Maggio tells the story of facing difficult truths and finding an unexpected path to unconditional love following the death of her mother from Alzheimer’s disease. Maggio, who earned a bachelor’s degree in English, is a social worker and The Cardinal Club: A Daughter’s Journey to Acceptance (Adelaide Books, 2019) is her first book. According to Maggio, “When my mother developed Alzheimer’s disease in her early 60s, I longed to find a way to hold on to her, to keep her from disappearing. I began to write. However, what emerged was something I had not anticipated. My relationship with my mother had not been an easy one. Mother/Daughter relationships often aren’t. In my career as a family therapist, I had helped dozens of families heal their relationships, but I had not been able to heal my own. The Cardinal Club is my journey to do just that.” She was interviewed by her hometown newspaper about her book.
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