I read about a new book on the subject of family estrangements today:
Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them by Karl Pellemer, Ph.D.
Haven't read it yet myself.
Karl Pillemer is a family sociologist and Professor of human development at Cornell University and also a Professor of Gerontology in Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is an author of 6 books and over 150 scientific publications. He has been a speaker throughout the world on aging related issues.
Fault Lines shares for the first time findings from Dr. Pillemer's five-year, ground-breaking Cornell Reconciliation Project.