Mary Lou Quinlan struggled with her mother’s death until she went searching for the God Box, a record of her mother’s hopes and dreams. But rather than one box, Quinlan found 10 containers stuffed with folded papers like origami. Each note contained sentiments from the last 20 years of her mother's life: concerns about her health, secrets her children confided in her and private wishes for people she had never even met. Quinlan's discovery reveals to her perhaps the greatest lesson her mother could impart: the importance of letting go in order to live. "Ever my guardian angel, Mom would continue to teach me about myself even after her death," Quinlan writes, in this intimate portrayal.
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