ConnectionsThis Is An Alternate Cover Edition For B00Y9MUABY Melanie Stanwood Is A Brilliant Girl, Nearly A Genius She Can Take Isolated Facts And Bits Of Data And Make Connections But She Can T Seem To Make A Connection With Her Mother, Because Melanie Was Born As A Boy Named Michael Her Mother Can T Quite Grasp What It Means To Have A Transgender Child, And They Live In An Awkward, Uneasy Truce Things Can T Continue That Way, So Melanie Goes To Live With Her Mother S Only Friend Marilyn, A Glamorous Divorc E And Widow Who Turns Out To Be A Bit Of A Genius Herself At Making Connections Together With Her Daughter Carol, Marilyn Connects Melanie To The World Of Girls, A World That Rightfully Should Have Been Hers From Birth A Companion To The Book Salvations. Always a fan of Karin Bishop s work so it s no surprise that I loved this Of course it is similar to other works by her, but for me it is a winning formula.