Author Receives National Recognition

El Dorado Hills, CA:  The FIFTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL Beverly Hills Book Awards® recognized The Space Between: A Memoir of Mother-Daughter Love at the End of Life by Virginia A. Simpson as a FINALIST in the category of memoir.

Experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters, judge the thousands of entries. They select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence.

The Space Between: As a bereavement care specialist, Dr. Virginia A. Simpson has devoted her career to counseling individuals and families grappling with illness, death, and grieving. But when her own mother, Ruth, is diagnosed in 1999 with a life-threatening condition, Virginia arranges for Ruth to move in with her—and is caught off guard by the storm of emotions she experiences when she is forced to inhabit the role of caregiver.

In The Space Between, Simpson takes readers along for the journey as she struggles to bridge the invisible, often prickly space that sits between so many mothers and daughters, and to give voice to the challenges, emotions, and thoughts many caregivers experience but are too ashamed to admit.

Described as a stunning, honest must-read, The Space Between offers hope to us all that even the most contentious relationship can end with nothing between us but love.

“We are so proud to announce the winners in this, our fifth year,” said awards sponsor Ellen Reid.

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