Left Coast Writers®: Betsy Graziani Fasbinder - Filling Her Shoes (Corte Madera)

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

Filling Her Shoes: A Memoir of an Inherited Family is a beautiful story of how a regular family formed in an irregular way. It is a collection ordinary and extraordinary moments—from the triumphs of her first parenting “wins” as the new mother figure in Max’s life to the tragedy of Betsy losing twins in the second trimester of pregnancy to the joy of welcoming their second son, Sam, into their family soon after.

Heartfelt and moving, Betsy Graziani Fasbinder's story proves that family roots can be formed and strengthened in shared experiences and emotions like triumph and disappointment, desire and discouragement, courage and fear. It is the story of how great love and great loss can live side by side and can ultimately create the richest family inheritance.

Betsy Graziani Fasbinder became a second wife when she married a widow with a young son. Their family fashioned itself with loss and love as their foundation, and with tenderness and commitment as their guides. She is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Fire & Water and the founder of The Morning Glory Project, which celebrates those who have not only survived tragic loss and trauma, but have turned their heartbreak into heroism and their history into inspiration. Betsy has been a licensed psychotherapist in California since 1992. She lives with her husband in their intermittently empty nest in Marin County, California.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
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ISBN: 9781631521980
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Published: She Writes Press - May 9th, 2017

On the day that she decided to marry a widower--also a long-time friend--Betsy Graziani Fasbinder knew that she wasn't only gaining a husband, she was inheriting a son.