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Craving Spring: A mother's quest, a daughter's depression, and the Greek myth that brought them together (Paperback)

Craving Spring: A mother's quest, a daughter's depression, and the Greek myth that brought them together By Ann Batchelder Cover Image
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ANN IS CONVINCED SHE IS A GOOD MOTHER until her teenage daughter admits to suicidal thoughts. In a desperate

attempt to rescue her child, she gathers wisdom from therapy, the 12 Steps, and Buddhist teachings, yet she finds her greatest solace from an unlikely source: the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone. Connecting this ancient story to her experience as a traumatized mother, Ann is vindicated in her desire to save her child but also learns the secret to returning to herself. A memoir about honesty, compassion, and trust, Craving Spring explores the pain and beauty of mother-daughter bonds and celebrates the universal desire for renewal.


"A masterful storyteller, Ann Batchelder takes us deep into the heart of a mother's love while demonstrating the power of myth to illuminate a path toward healing. Craving Spring is a gift to anyone trying to navigate the complexities of the mother-daughter relationship."

-Anita Johnston, Ph.D., psychologist and author of Eating in the Light of the Moon


"Craving Spring is so deeply heartfelt that I felt it in my own heart, often pounding as I read-and yet I could not put it down."

-Lynn Melnick, author of I've Had to Think Up a Way to Survive:

On Trauma, Persistence, and Dolly Parton


"Ann Batchelder has expressed something extraordinary with relevance and profound teachings...Craving Spring is a story of triumph. I highly recommend it."

-Tommy Rosen, founder of Recovery 2.0

About the Author


ANN BATCHELDER served as Editor of Fiberarts Magazine for ten years. Later, as guest curator for the Asheville Art Museum, she designed and developed three major contemporary art exhibitions featuring internationally recognized artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Ann Hamilton, Sally Mann, Maya Lin, and Laurie Anderson.

In past lives, she earned an English degree from Kenyon College, a master’s degree (MSW) in psychotherapy from Simmons University, was Acting Director of the International Studies Program at Lesley University, an account executive for a Manhattan advertising agency, and the Director of Special Events for the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Most consistently, Ann has kept a mindfulness practice since 2004, is the mother of two adult children, and lives with her husband in Asheville, N.C.

Praise For…


“ [A memoir] that circles around the question of what it is to be a parent . . . incredibly moving.”—NICK FLYNN, author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City



"A masterful storyteller, Ann Batchelder takes us deep into the heart of a mother’s love while demonstrating the power of myth to illuminate a path toward healing. This book is a gift to anyone trying to navigate the complexities of the mother–daughter relationship.”—ANITA JOHNSON, Ph.D., psychologist and author of Eating in the Light of the Moon



"Craving Spring is so deeply heartfelt that I felt it in my own heart, often pounding as I read—and yet I could not put it down.”—LYNN MELNICK, author of I've Had to Think Up a Way to Survive: On Trauma, Persistence, and Dolly Parton



"Ann Batchelder has expressed something extraordinary with relevance and profound teachings . . . Craving Spring is a story of triumph. I highly recommend it.”—TOMMY ROSEN, Founder of Recovery 2.0

Product Details
ISBN: 9798987482315
Publisher: Legacy Book Press
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2023
Pages: 180
Language: English