Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners Lib/E

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Park Row Books
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6.6 X 1.2 X 6.1 inches | 0.66 pounds
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About the Author

Gretchen Anthony is the author of Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners, which was a Midwestern Connections Pick and a Best Books Pick by Amazon, BookBub, PopSugar, and the New York Post. Her work has been featured in the Washington Post, Medium, and the Write Life, among others. She lives in Minneapolis with her family.

Donna Postel should have known the path she'd take by her first grade play. Instead of getting to play a duck or a tree, she was cast in the only speaking role, The Narrator. Fast forward to the present and we find Donna in her state-of-the-art studio where she has been happily talking to herself ever since. Her voice has been heard on hundreds of commercials and corporate narrations, recently expanding into audiobooks. When she's not in the studio, Donna can be found down at the barn, cleaning up after, and occasionally riding, her horses.
Eric G. Dove is an accomplished singer, guitarist, recording artist, songwriter, actor, and voice artist. As an actor, he has appeared in numerous independent films and stage productions. In addition to two album releases of his own, Eric's songs have been cut by multiple Nashville artists.

Andi Arndt is a professional voice actor, the winner of a 2017 Audie Award for Best Romance, and winner of two Earphones Awards.


Deftly captures all of the passive-aggression, generosity, humble-bragging, kindness, emotional restraint, and humor typical to a Minnesota family. A propulsive and endearing debut.

-- "J. Ryan Stradal, New York Times bestselling author"

Anthony's debut successfully mixes realistic emotional responses to big life events with a sense of humor, preventing any single character from becoming a victim or a villain.

-- "Library Journal (starred review)"

Anthony paints a complex portrait of a matriarch struggling to give up control over her daughter's life, and strengthening her family in the process.

-- "Publishers Weekly"

Anthony's debut gently pokes fun at her characters while affirming the supreme importance of family, whatever form that family might take.

-- "Booklist"

An intricately satisfying story about love and understanding that is full of both nostalgia and surprising optimism.

-- "Kirkus Reviews"

This delightfully clever debut is a masterfully written, Wes Anderson-esque roller coaster ride through a series of self-made disasters in a hilariously dysfunctional family...Hits all the right notes; you'll double over with laughter, but you'll also find yourself at times misty-eyed and introspective. I have the feeling this is just the first of many skilled and heartfelt dramedies from the pen of talented newcomer Gretchen Anthony.

-- "Kristin Harmel, author of The Life Intended"

Full of twists and turns and laughs that don't let up. Whee!

-- "Lorna Landvik, author of Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons"

Gretchen Anthony knows what makes the people of the America's heartland hilarious, lovable, and worth reading about...Anthony is a breath of fresh air, and the Baumgartners will make you roll your eyes and giggle in recognition of the quirkiness of family.

-- "Ann Garvin, author of I Like You Just Fine When You're Not Around"

A non-stop delight of a novel peopled with characters that are sure to entertain. Violet Baumgartner and her hilarious family are part of a different world-one that once I entered, I didn't want to leave. A literary joy from beginning to end!

-- "Anita Hughes, author of California Summer"