A new memoir explores finding meaning and hope amid tragedy

In her new book, Asher explains how her mom got her children to dream and imagine a more perfect world for themselves. 

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Grief and pain can break us — but they can also break us open. It can move us to take new risks and change us in ways we often can’t imagine.

This is what that CNN host Zain Asher writes about in her new memoir, “Where The Children Take Us.” But this story is it’s not really about her.

It centers around the life of Asher’s mom — how she struggled through loneliness and despair in the U.K. after the death of her husband, which left her to raise children in a country where she had only recently immigrated.

“As I grew older, it was really then that I truly began to appreciate just everything that my mother had done for us.” — Zain Asher, CNN host and author


Listen: How Zain’s mother encouraged her children to dream amid hardship.

 


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Zain Asher is a CNN host and author of “Where The Children Take Us: How One Family Achieved the Unimaginable.” She says her mother had parenting strategies that allowed her siblings to survive and thrive after the death of their father.

“As I grew older, it was really then that I truly began to appreciate just everything that my mother had done for us,” says Asher.

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