Marianne Dietzel, author of Laughing in a Waterfall

Event date: 
Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 2:00pm

Room is proud to welcome Marianne Dietzel for a reading from her memoir.

Laughing in a Waterfall is a mother’s story of her daughter’s life and death and their continuing relationship. At age 5, Nina met her friend Kirsten. Thirteen years later, both girls were killed in a car accident. Nina’s foundation for life was formed by the five years her family spent living in Camphill Village Minnesota, a rural intentional community including adults with development disabilities, and by her education using the Waldorf approach.

In letters exchanged with her friends, and in excerpts from her journal, Nina’s own words reveal her rich inner life.
After the accident, with a teenager and young child still at home, and a dying mother 500 miles away, Marianne’s own spiritual resources and the support of her community came to her aid in transcending her grief.
This poignant memoir offers insights into how to create a new culture around the sacred threshold of death and keep a living connection to those on the other side.

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Event address: 
A Room Of One's Own Books and Gifts
307 W Johnson St
53703-2218 Madison