obsessive compulsive disorder

by Joanna Goodman

Sophomore novelist Joanna Goodman has written an eminently readable piece of women’s fiction about three sisters facing life-altering decisions that feels, in spirit, like a cross between Four Weddings and a Funeral and Hannah and Her Sisters.

Favourite child Jessie appears to have it all: the doctor husband, two well turned-out children, and a bustling personal organization business that acts as a thinly veiled outlet for her obsessive-compulsive disorder. But cracks are beginning to show in the veneer of her perfect life, particularly after a sexual encounter with a client sends her headlong into an abyss of fear and self-doubt. Read more…