This heartwrenching short story is a prequel to Reinventing Hannah.
Ten years before Hannah struggles to deal with a traumatic attack of her own, her world is turned upside down by her mother’s suicide attempt. Grandma insists on keeping her in the dark about Mama’s mental illness, believing that that’s the best way to allow her to have a normal childhood. But Hannah is just as determined to understand why her Mama has to be separated from her as Grandma is to keep it secret that she’s trying to wrest guardianship of the little girl from the mother she is devoted to. Hannah is a bright, resilient child, but will she be able to cope once she learns the truth about Mama’s illness?