Suzanne Maggio - The Cardinal Club (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 4:00pm

When her mother developed Alzheimer’s in her early 60s, Suzanne Maggio longed to find a way to hold onto her. But her new memoir, The Cardinal Club: A Daughter’s Journey to Acceptance, traveled in unexpected directions as she began to write about her experience. Her book not only chronicles the personal journey to understand the tragedy unfolding through the illness, but also to unravel an often difficult relationship with her mother. The result
beckons readers to open their hearts to “unfinished business” in their own relationships.

Throughout her 30-year career as a licensed clinical social worker, Suzanne Maggio has helped hundreds of families improve their relationships by encouraging them to share and connect their stories. She now trains a new generation of helpers as a university lecturer in Psychology, Counseling and Social Work at Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College.

Passionate about writing, Ms. Maggio won a 2016 silver award from publisher Travelers Tales for “Yo Soy,” a story about the search for identity while traveling in Nicaragua. Her work also has been published in Sonoma Family Life, an award-winning parenting magazine, and Junior Baseball Magazine. She lives in Northern California with her husband, where they raised their two sons and where they now manage three rambunctious dogs and a brood of demanding chickens.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
The Cardinal Club: A Daughter's Journey to Acceptance Cover Image
$19.60
ISBN: 9781951214876
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Adelaide Books LLC - November 18th, 2019

The Cardinal Club is heartwarming, gut-wrenching, funny, sad, unfailingly honest, and immensely readable. Suzanne Maggio's memoir of her relationship with her mother and her siblings is beautifully written and deeply moving. Filled with personal stories and universal themes, you will laugh and cry as you read. Highly recommended. - Sheldon Siegel.