Georgia Merkin-a magazine writer and self-sufficient divorc?e with a young son-always adored her father, who was her buffer against her cold, fiercely ambitious mother, Dr. Estelle Merkin. When he dies of cancer, secret histories wash up in sorrow's wake-and Georgie must finally find the courage to confront her mother and their years of detachment and misunderstanding. And as her world seems to collapse around her, Georgie may just rediscover an unexpected love and the depth of the roots that define her.

What Matters Most 2006, New American Library

ISBN-13: 9780451219480

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