It is rare for an author to re-enter one of her books published twenty years ago. In the first edition of Bloodroot, Warland traced how a mother's shared gender with her daughter can shape the very anatomy of narrative itself. In her mother's final year, Warland quietly discovered how to disentangle a crucial, concealed story that had rendered their relationship disconnected and fraught. The 2000 edition broke new ground in memoir form and uncharted storytelling. The 2020 edition includes a new essay by Warland that explores subsequent questions, insights, and tenderness only the passage of time can enable.