The Gold Mailbox
"This dazzling and moving memoir is a roller coaster of loss and transition, held together by the reminder that love and family run deeper than we ever imagine. Written in gorgeous prose, this ultimately uplifting tale will have you savoring every page." -- Claire Bidwell Smith, author of The Rules of Inheritance Beth and her older sister try desperately to maintain normalcy and order, in the face of uncertainty and confusion. Their young lives are filled with deception and despair at the hands of a narcissistic mother and her abusive boyfriend. Told from Beth’s point of view, the story unfolds with innocence and honesty. The Gold Mailbox captures moments of despair and hope, sadness and humor, sister rivalry and sister love, death and emotional rebirth, abuse and unconditional love. In the end, the story leaves the reader marveling over the healing power of compassion and forgiveness.
About The Author
Beth Schulman has devoted her life's work to creating supportive, literacy-rich learning environments for her young students. She teaches from the heart and believes every classroom should be a place where students feel respected and celebrated. She lives and teaches in the Philadelphia area. Schulman has taught in the public school system for over 25 years. She has worked with professional teachers through The Penn Literacy Network at The University of Pennsylvania as a literacy coach and instructor since 1997. In addition, Schulman has been an adjunct professor of Child Development and Language Arts Instruction in the Master's of Education Department at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.