by Maureen Murdock
Through myth, fairy tale, case studies, and Jungian psychology, bestselling author Maureen Murdock explores the unique relationship between a "father's daughter" and her father, its rewards and pitfalls, and how this idealized relationship affects the mother-daughter bond. This rich and thoughtful analysis examines Beauty and the Beast, Donkeyskin, The Wizard of Oz, King Lear, and The Handless Maiden to empower the father's daughter to untangle the ties that bind her to her father and redeem a female vision that is truly powerful and nurturing.
Fathers' Daughters was recently reviewed by Judith Helburn for the Story Circle Journal. Read full review
About the author: Maureen Murdock is a psychotherapist and a writing teacher, as well as a bestselling author. She was Chair and core faculty member of the MA Counseling Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, and is adjunct faculty in depth psychology at Sonoma State University. She also teaches memoir writing in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program. Her other books include The Heroine's Journey: Woman's Quest for Wholeness, Spinning Inward: Using Guided Imagery with Children, and Unreliable Truth: On Memoir and Memory. Her books have been translated into eleven languages.