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“What is love but trust?”

Nora and Fern's relationship as mother and daughter is a tumble of love and distrust. To Nora, her daughter is an enigmaat the same time wonderful and unfindable. Fern sees her mother as treacherousfor busting up their family to move in with her lover, Jeanne. As their lives become complicated by the arrivals of a skateboarding boyfriend for Fern, a shadowy affair for Nora, a baby in need of a family, and by the failing health of Lucky, their beloved dog, this mother and daughter find their way onto a fresh footing with each other.

“With sharp humor and perception” (O: The Oprah Magazine), Lucky in the Corner shows us the way a family reconfigures itself as unexpected changes come its wayand how, no matter what shape it takes, it remains a family.

Praise for Lucky in the Corner

“Anshaw helps us laugh at and revel in the wrong turns, dead ends, and occasional triumphs we all experience as we travel, mapless, down the road of contemporary family life.”
San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
“With sharp humor and perception, Lucky in the Corner shows us the way a family reconfigures itself as unexpected changes come its way — and how, no matter what shape it takes, it remains a family.”
O: The Oprah Magazine
“Irresistible and inventive . . . Anshaw is wonderfully perceptive about human behavior, and her observations are startlingly universal while at the same time wholly original.”
Newsday
“A novel of brief and quiet strokes that captures the deep and inexorable connections between people who love one another.”
Out
“Vibrant, dynamic. . . a distinctly satisfying read [from] a splendid storyteller.”
Washington Post Book World
“Not a false note anywhere in a story that’s as entertaining as it is wise. Anshaw just keeps getting better.”
Kirkus Reviews
Selected as a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post Book World and the Chicago Tribune
Winner of the Ferro-Grumley Award
Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award
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