Looking for Jane


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$27.99  $26.03
Atria Books
Publish Date
6.31 X 9.2 X 1.43 inches | 1.24 pounds

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About the Author

Heather Marshall lives with her family near Toronto. She completed master's degrees in Canadian history and political science, and worked in politics and communications before turning her attention to her true passion: storytelling. Looking for Jane is her debut novel. Visit her website and connect on social channels at HeatherMarshallAuthor.com.


"An original and poignant story that holds a mirror to the ongoing fight for women's rights. In reflecting on a dark spot in Canadian history, Heather Marshall speaks to the power of solidarity and of brave women who dare to take a stand."
-- ELLEN KEITH, bestselling author of The Dutch Wife
"A masterful debut about motherhood and choices, the things we keep, the things we lose, and the things that stay with us and change us at our core forever. . . . A searing, important, beautifully written novel about the choices we all make and where they lead us--as well as a wise and timely reminder of the difficult road women had to walk not so long ago."
-- KRISTIN HARMEL, New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Vanishing Stars
"Marshall shines a spotlight on the unsettling truths and heartbreaking realities faced by women of every generation. Looking for Jane is a compelling, courageous must-read about motherhood and choice."
-- GENEVIEVE GRAHAM, USA Today and #1 bestselling author of The Forgotten Home Child
"A beautifully written meditation on the lengths mothers will go to for their children as well as an eye-opening history of women. It is an ode to the doctors, nurses, and volunteers who fought for the rights of future generations to have a say over their bodies. This gracefully entwined story of three generations of women, societal mores, and mothers and daughters stole my heart."
-- JANET SKESLIEN CHARLES, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Library
"A heartbreaking, thought-provoking, and shocking story about women's struggle for reproductive choice in Canada."
-- ADRIENNE CHINN, author of The English Wife
"Masterful . . . A poignant celebration of motherhood, and a devastating reminder of the consequences of denying women the right to choose. Fierce, beautifully written, and unforgettable."
-- FIONA DAVIS, New York Times bestselling author of The Magnolia Palace
"Heather Marshall has pulled off a remarkable feat with this vital and incisive tale. It is at once an urgently necessary read and a pleasure to spend time with. The characters felt like friends, their story deeply essential to my own existence. A brave, generous, capable exploration of what it means to be a mother, to be a woman, and to stand up for inexorable truths."
-- MARISSA STAPLEY, New York Times bestselling author of Lucky
"Clever and satisfying . . . [Looking for Jane] has the potential to remain pertinent for generations."

--The Associated Press

"Marshall vividly brings to life the dangers involved with operating Jane... a page-turner... readers will be moved by the courage and thoughtfulness with which these characters face their dilemmas."

--Publishers Weekly

"Marshall makes an absorbing debut with a timely novel about the complexities of pregnancy and motherhood... [a] deftly braided narrative, Marshall keeps the tension high as she reveals the devastating consequences of denying women autonomy over their bodies. A charged topic handled with sensitivity and compassion."

--Kirkus Reviews

"This timely novel about motherhood and choices is a must for all fiction collections."

--Library Journal (starred review)
"A powerful debut . . . an emotional but compelling story, inspired by real events, which takes an eye-opening look at abortion, its costs, and a not-so-distant chapter of Canadian history."
-- Hello! Canada

"A confident debut that offers a fascinating, often disturbing insight into the state of Canadian women's reproductive rights in our recent history. . . . Timely."
-- The Globe and Mail