Former Things
By Gail Lowe


Meet the Author

Ms. Lowe is a journalist who works on the staff of two newspapers north of Boston and writes a column titled Reflections from the Lowe Zone. She also teaches creative writing at colleges in the Greater Boston area. Former Things is her debut novel.

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Novel Tackles Family Estrangement Epidemic Head On

For years therapists have listened to patients blame parents for their problems. Now there is growing interest in the other side of the story. What about the suffering of parents who are estranged from their children?

Author Gail Lowe has written a heartbreaking, powerful novel called Former Things, a story that details the life of Emily Preston and her estranged adult daughter, Nicole. From the opening chapter to the conclusion, the book reveals in vivid narrative Emily’s life, her secrets and her regrets. Former Things also focuses on the story of Nicole—her feelings of rejection, her wrong choices and a tragedy that ultimately threatens her very life. Former Things conveys a timely message to a growing population of estranged parents and their children: relationships are as fragile as crystal and must be handled with tender care.

While there are no official statistics on parents whose adult children have rejected them, there is no shortage of headlines about famous people who are estranged from their parents.


Soft Cover - 6x9 - 286 pages - $16.50

ISBN: 978-1-60911-514-2
ISBN / SKU: 1-60911-514-7

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