Even If Your Heart Would Listen: Losing My Daughter to Heroin

Even If Your Heart Would Listen: Losing My Daughter to Heroin

In January 2014, Elise Schiller’s youngest child, thirty-three-year-old Giana Natali, died of a heroin overdose while a resident in a treatment program in Boulder County, Colorado. Even if Your Heart Would Listen is about Giana’s life, which was full of accomplishments, and her mental illness, addiction, and death. Using excerpts from the journals, planners, and letters...

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Title:Even If Your Heart Would Listen: Losing My Daughter to Heroin
Author:Elise Schiller
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Even If Your Heart Would Listen: Losing My Daughter to Heroin Reviews

  • Carole
    This book was a heartbreaking memoir of a young woman I never met, written by her mother, who is a woman of my age. I am not sure if I can be unbiased as a reader, because I knew our author Elise more than 50 years ago (and have not been in contact for all of those years) -- but for me this book was...
  • BrittsBookClub
    Even If Your Heart Would Listen: Losing My Daughter to Heroin, written by Elise Schiller, is the true story told by a mother who lost her daughter to heroin. Elise Schiller dives into the opioid epidemic that is plaguing our nation and the issues that she and her daughter experienced with various re...
  • Grace
    This book was incredible! So genuine and raw and heartrending all at the same time. The book details a mother’s perspective as her daughter, Giana, grows up— from being a champion swimmer to falling into addiction. The are two parts of this book— recounting Giana’s life and the s...
  • Stefanie
    Even if Your Heart Would Listen is the memoir of a grieving mother who lost her daughter to heroin.I’m not one to ‘judge’ memoirs like this one in the sense you judge other books, because it’s someone’s personal story. The content is filled with the highs and lows of someone...
  • Angela
    I received an advance copy to review for a pop-up tour courtesy of SparkPress.I struggled reading this book. Not only is this a heartbreaking story, but I found myself relating to Giana in many ways and also Elise in others. This story is not to be taken lightly or brushed aside. This is a mother?...
  • Jessica (booksterjess)
    Thank you BookSparks who gifted me a copy of this to review. Even If Your Heart Would Listen is an intimate and vulnerable look at the effect opioid addiction can have on a person and their family. I would wholeheartedly recommend this memoir to anyone whose life has been impacted by addiction or me...
  • brettlikesbooks
    big thanks to @booksparks for sending me this copy of:EVEN IF YOUR HEART WOULD LISTEN by elise schiller (memoir) a mother’s account of her daughter’s addiction, replete with ‘what ifs’ and aching loss + coupled with outrage at the nation’s opioid epidemic and its wholly inad...
  • Charlene
    Some books I dread reading. I dread them even as I am compelled. This was one such book. Written in clear prose by Elise Schiller, the writing describes the disintegration of Schiller's youngest child, Giana Natali as the young woman succumbs to heroin addiction. I dreaded beginning, but once in cou...

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