Perri Klass is a pediatrician whose books include Baby Doctor and Other Women’s Children. 
Mar 01 1994
The Province of the Bearded Fathers
On a bench in the sun at the side of a playground in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Willow is tall, but heavyset, and her real name is Esther; she changed it way back in college and has felt silly about it almost ever since, but still secretly likes the sound.