What We Once Believed
Publisher: Caitlin Press
Maybe Collins’ life is upended by the appearance of her mother Camille, who disappeared nine years earlier. Now an acclaimed author of a memoir about motherhood and Women’s Liberation, Camille is distant and confounding, and Maybe tries to piece together her mother’s life—why she left, the truth behind her famous memoir, and the future of their fractured relationship. When Maybe discovers that her mother is writing another book—a book about her return—the betrayal is fierce and painful, and Maybe resolves to teach Camille a lesson that will change things forever.
Andrea MacPherson is the author of When She Was Electric, which placed number 6 on CBC Canada Reads: People’s Choice, and Natural Disasters, which was long listed for the ReLit Awards. Andrea teaches creative writing and literature at the University of the Fraser Valley.