Lucia Greenhouse

Lucia Greenhouse, a graduate of the Emma Willard School and Brown University, lives with her husband and four children in Westchester County, New York. Her first book, fathermothergod: My Journey Out of Christian Science, is a heartbreaking memoir that perfectly captures the complex morality of a family cleaved by a demanding and rigid belief system.

Articles by Lucia Greenhouse

My Journey Out of Christian Science

In 1986, my mother, Joanne Ewing, died of colon cancer. She was fifty years old. She spent nearly seven months at Tenacre Foundation, a Christian Science care facility in Princeton, New Jersey, before being rushed to a hospital. She was admitted, according to the examining doctor, in a pre-morbid state. Her hemoglobin count hovered around […]
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