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Despite her comfortable life with a loving husband, Anne Mahroum is having trouble adjusting to the fact that her new baby boy, Evan, has been born with club feet, begins to wonder about her own mother and the strange circumstances of her childhood, and sets out to unearth the truth about her past. By the author of You Made Me Love Your. Original.

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Joanna Goodman is the author of the acclaimed You Made Me Love You and Belle of the Bayou. Her stories have appeared in such publications as Fiddlehead, Ottawa Citizen, Event, and New Quarterly, and the anthology A Room at the Heart of Things. She lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter. Author website: joanna-goodman.com.

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Anne Mahroum, the protagonist of Goodman's latest (after You Made Me Love You), has a luxurious home in northern Toronto, an art business and a good husband in Elie, a Lebanese man with a penchant for numismatics. Her six-month-old son, Evan, was born with severe bilateral club feet. Anne loves her Evan, but yearns for him to be normal and decides on corrective surgery. As Anne copes with complicated feelings about her child, she wonders why her mother, Jean, uprooted them from Harmony, B.C., when she was five years old, severing ties with the rest of the family. Anne vows to locate her father and introduce him to Evan after the operation, when she can present her perfect son and their normal life. Goodman's solid writing is permeated with commentary on the societal pressures to have it all, yet the book remains mired in Anne's thoughts as the reader waits for some form of transformation to happen. (Aug.)
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