“Edith’s story will make you ache for her and realize how important a hug can be to a child. Please read it, it will change you forever.”
Whale of a Tale Bookstore Blog
“The writing is powerful… It will force you to re-assess your judgments, your values, your acts of kindness or lack thereof. Based on the life story of the mother of the author, this book is a must-read.”
Linda at Goodreads
“Edith, who represents scores of child-immigrants, suffers with waves of confusion and emptiness…She is forced to ask herself questions that plague many adolescents: Who am I? Do I belong? Will I ever be loved again?
“Fern Schumer Chapman’s Is It Night or Day? and her memoir, Motherland, capture childhood trauma and the legacy that results. Both are important works that appeal to young adults and adults.”
Beth Ivanoski at Amazon.com