The Unlikely Village of Eden is a memoir of a psychotherapist who becomes a caregiver to her young daughter whose disabilities (related to a rare genetic deletion) require around-the-clock care. It is rooted in the narrator’s Jewish experience, and explores spiritual questions about how to recalibrate when life doesn’t go to plan. She also has a supportive Rabbi who provides valuable perspective.
Nadler shares — with vulnerability and quintessential Jewish humor — how this unexpected path redefined her family, her experience with motherhood, and herself. Ultimately, this is a book about the power of connection, and finding it in unlikely places.