Gail Benick Publishes New Book

Photo: Gail Benick

Photo: Gail Benick

Congratulations to long-time FHASS Professor and writer, Gail Benick, who released her novella, The Girl Who Was Born That Way, earlier this spring. Published by Inanna Publications, the book was launched on April 29, 2015 at Supermarket Restaurant and Bar in Toronto. Promotional information and availability available in the publisher’s official press release:

Inanna Publications and Education Inc. is proud to announce the release of:

The Girl Who Was Born That Way by Gail Benick

ISBN no. 978-177133-213-2/ 128 pgs. / $19.95 / April 2015

“Survivors of the Lodz ghetto, the Berkowitz family is renamed Berk, “with the flick of an immigration officer’s pen.” But assimilation to North American culture is nowhere near that simple, especially for one daughter born with Turner’s Syndrome, a condition which renders her visibly different from her peers. Commonplaces of 1950s girlhood become the vehicle for this meditation on identity and difference. In the voice of her young protagonist, Gail Benick maintains an exquisite tension between poignancy and wit, depicting a life where each day brings collisions between outer confidence and inner trauma, between boundless opportunity and irretrievable loss.
Maria Meindl, author of Outside the Box: The Life and Legacy of Writer Mona Gould, the Grandmother I Thought I Knew

Cover image: Innana Publications

Cover image: Innana Publications

To purchase your copy today, please call our office at 416-736-5356, send us a fax at 416-735-5765, email us at: or write to us at 210 Founders, York University, 4700 Keele St. Toronto, ON M3J 1P3. *Online orders are available through our secure web store at the book page link above:

Canadian orders: please add 5% gst. Postage in Canada is $8.00 per book. U.S. orders: please add $15.00 for postage and handling. International orders: please add $20.00 for postage and handling.

For review copies, author interviews, publisher interviews, or more information, please contact Inanna Publications and Education Inc. at 416 736 5356 or email Renée Knapp, Publicist and Marketing Manager at Inanna, at

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