My Four Mothers is the moving tale of a five-year-old girl, left motherless after a tragic accident. She finds substitute mothers—a neighbor, a grandmother and a woman in Japan—to fill the void. Strengthened and propelled overseas, the young woman lands her dream job as a foreign correspondent and, in time, discovers lasting love. Then, poised to become a mother herself, she suddenly loses her two other mothers. Struggling to climb out of a crater of grief, she reinvents herself through travel, painting, gardening and music—with humility, humor and uneven results. My Four Mothers traces her path from unearthing her dormant creativity to unleashing a bold and colorful voice as a mother, artist, and writer.