The Artist's Daughter Paperback

Sketches of a Life in Progress

by Alexandra Kuykendall;


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Emotional story of one woman's journey of family, forgiveness and God's presence through it all in this powerful story

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The Artist's Daughter

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Only daughter of a globe-trotting single mum, Alexandra Kuykendall never met her artist father until she was aged 8 and in the Spanish city of Barcelona. She’d hope that her life would then be complete but the reality was far from her dream.

When she became a mum herself, she had to go back to her beginnings in an attempt to understand why her life had been a long process of butting up against the hard walls and wandering the confusing pathways of life.

Her soul-searching journey contains much fascinating personal detail unique to her, but also many huge themes that will strike a recognisable and familiar chord in the hearts of many who, like her, seek after the life we'd wished for but never seemed to find.

Her memories are touching and delivered in short ‘snap-shot’ stories like the sketches in an artist’s notebook. Full of wonder and heartache, Alexandra seeks answers to the three life-defining questions that we all want answered: Am I lovable? Am I loved? Am I loving?

Her book explores what love, family, and grace really mean, and offers a much needed refreshing perspective on forgiveness, faith, and belonging.

The Artist's Daughter by Alexandra Kuykendall was published by Baker in June 2013 and is our 50272nd best seller. The ISBN for The Artist's Daughter is 9780800722050.

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When Alexandra Kuykendall became a mother, she knew she had to go back to the beginning. To that hot July afternoon in Barcelona when she met her father for the first time. The only daughter of a single, world-travelling mother and an absent artist father, Alexandra embarks on a soul-searching trip into the past to make sense of the layers of her life - both the memories she experienced, and the ones she wished for.

The Artist's Daughter will take you on a journey of discovery through childhood, marriage, and motherhood. Through short vignettes full of both wonder and heartache, Alexandra seeks answers to three life-defining questions: Am I lovable? Am I loved? Am I loving?

If you long to better understand the path your life has taken, where it is heading, and who is guiding you, this revealing and refreshing story will push you toward those answers as it changes your heart.

Contents

SECTION 1 INSECURITY
i. Barcelona
ii. Italy
iii. Apartment
iv. Zoo
SECTION 2 LOVE IS A CHOICE
i. Jesus
ii. Boys
iii. Perfection
iv. Choose Me
SECTION 3 TRUST
i. Trajectory
ii. Impressions
iii. Secrets
iv. Surrender

SECTION 4 LEGACY
i. Fights
ii. Heroes
iii. Forgiveness
SECTION 5 MOTHERHOOD
i. Pregnancy
ii. Delivery
iii. Hormones
iv. Rocking
SECTION 6 FRIENDSHIP
i. Longing
ii. Comparisons
iii. Judging
SECTION 7 COMING INTO MY OWN
i. My Baby—Myself
ii. O Christmas Tree
iii. Daddy’s Girls
iv. Retreat
SECTION 8 THE MAIN THING
i. Anger
ii. Change
iii. The Right Way
SECTION 9 THE ACCIDENT
i. Headlines
ii. Grief
iii. The Wall
SECTION 10 FEAR
i. Prayer
i. Prayer
ii. Facing It
iii. Plans
SECTION 11 TEN DAYS
i. Fast and Furious
ii. At My End
iii. Phone Call
iv. I’m Okay
Epilogue: My Inheritance
Questions for Reflection
Acknowledgments
Notes

Endorsements

"For every person who has wondered what love, family, and grace really mean, and for those of us who have longed to know that no matter our story, grace is the ending." - Shauna Niequist, author of Cold Tangerines, Bittersweet, and Bread & Wine.

"The Artist's Daughter brings to life the power of a story and at the same time challenges us all to dig in and discover the one we were created to tell." - Matthew West, award-winning musician.

"A refreshing perspective on motherhood, forgiveness, faith, and belonging. I adore this book." - Emily P. Freeman, author of Grace for the Good Girl and Graceful.

"Any mother who has felt lost in her new identity will find a friend in this book. It is the real deal--the hard, beautiful, and holy view of motherhood." - Lisa-Jo Baker, social media manager for DaySpring.

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Page last updated 12th August 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBaker (June 2013)
Weight272g
Number of Pages208
Thickness18 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
ISBN9780800722050
ISBN-100800722051
Product Code4071999
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