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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, January 2017: In recent years we’ve seen an increasing number of memoirs from transgender individuals and from parents forging uncharted waters in order to help their transgender children live in a society that still largely defines gender by what’s in your pants. Penn and Rosie are a loving couple, living in Madison, Wisconsin with their five boys. But it becomes evident before long that their youngest, Claude, feels like he should have been born a girl. So how do these supportive parents go about helping their son live as the person he wants to be? The nuances and unforeseen pitfalls of trying to protect your child from fear and hate, while nurturing a sense of acceptance, is daunting. What is private and what is a secret; what is, really, nobody’s business? Sometimes secrets have a way of materializing in the blink of an eye or the span of an innocuous question, and this novel is about the lengths we will go, as parents and siblings, to protect each other, and how we react when our secrets are exposed.--Seira Wilson, The Amazon Book Review
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With the radical Persona, Ingmar Bergman attained new levels of visual poetry. In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman, Liv Ullmann plays an actress who has inexplicably gone mute; an equally mesmerizing Bibi Andersson is the garrulous young nurse caring for her in a remote island cottage. While isolated together there, the women perform a mysterious spiritual and emotional transference that would prove to be one of cinema's most influential ideas. . . Persona is a penetrating, dreamlike work of profound psychological depth.-- Amazon.com editorial review