SIBLINGS SIREN SONG

Novelist and Madison resident Chloe Benjamin is elated to ring in the new year. When January begins, her second book, “The Immortalists,” will be published.

A HOT FLASH FORWARD

Since all the war stories I heard beforehand of pregnancy and childbirth were mere cliff notes of how awful those turned out to be, is menopause a one-way ticket to hell physically—and mentally?