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Ten reasons you might like White Walls by Judy Batalion:

  1. You’ve ever had a mother.
  2. You are a parent-to-be.
  3. You remember the 80s.
  4. You found growing up awkward.
  5. You love Montreal/New York/London.
  6. You have a family member dealing with mental health issues.
  7.  You’ve ever been on a disastrous date.
  8. You’ve ever wondered where you might fit in.
  9. You enjoy wry, sardonic humour.
  10.  You enjoy discovering a new author. Come meet Judy Batalion in person Tuesday evening (Nov. 22, 2016) at 7:00 p.m. at Nepean Centrepointe (in the Chamber).
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White Walls

A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess in Between
By Batalion, Judith