Caroline Goldberg Igra’s latest novel, “From Where I Stand,” is an exploration into the relationship between Elizabeth and her daughter Belle, and how they both deal with Elizabeth’s mother, Lillian.

We are first introduced to Elizabeth and Belle in the middle of a low point of their relationship. Belle is angry with her mother for overreacting to an incident a few weeks prior but is also wanting her to be excited about her acceptance to The Juilliard School. While Elizabeth is excited for her daughter, she worries that since it means Belle will be near Lillian, she is terrified about Belle finally finding out about an old dark family secret.

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