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What happens when Beauty's daughter has no will to beguile?
What happens when Beauty's daughter has no will to beguile?

My mother, known to her friends as Joanne Carol Schieble, then Joanne Jandali, then Joanne Simpson, was born in 1931 in Milwaukee. She was an imp and a beauty, the first in her family to attend college, her father's favorite, the child of his prosperity, who looked great in dresses. But Joanne wasn't even her given name. I hadn't ever known this. I found the official document, registering her change of name to Joanne, as I was dismantling her apartment. She was still alive but no longer able to answer questions about the past. The document was dated, so I could see that she'd changed her name when she was in her 20s. During my 20s, my mother was unhappy with my...

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