Chapters 41-42 Summary

Paris, 2002

Julia is making the necessary appointments, and her doctor asks if she is sure this is what she wants to do. No, she tells the doctor, but for now she must make the appointments. The doctor agrees to make them, though she is not comfortable with Julia’s choice.

Last night Bertrand had said all the things she ever dreamed of hearing him say, expressing his tenderness and love, wanting to spend the years after Zoë leaves with her. The only discordant note was the existence of a baby he still did not want. She thinks now about her sister’s reminder that this is her baby too, and Julia knows this is what she has wanted for so long. She used to want to have a child for...

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