Gene, Everywhere: a life-changing visit from my father-in-law
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This quiet, grace-filled memoir reminds us that it takes courage to slow down and confront one's own insecurities and to face head-on the fragility of life's quiet moments, and yet, at its heart, doing so is the greatest of life's strengths.
J. Bradley Minnick, Host and Executive Producer of Arts & Letters
For those of us who are aging along with our parents, Gene Everywhere is a wonderful companion on this journey. In prose that is clear-eyed and authentic, Talya Tate Boerner shows us how profound connections can take hold in the most unexpected ways.
Brenda Miller, author of An Earlier Life
Relationships between daughters-in-law and their fathers-in-law are rarely explored in literature, particularly in such honest and memorable prose, and in this way Gene, Everywherebreaks new ground...
Dorene O'Brien, author of What It Might Feel Like to Hope
Boerner writes in a true Southern voice--clear, fresh, and light-hearted... taking the reader along as Gene's visit opens the possibility of a different life for herself.
Brenda Clem Black, author of Black & Kiddo: A True Story of Dust, Determination, and Cowboy Dreams
Talya brings the reader into her home and heart with a voice that is fearlessly candid and instantly endearing.
Kyran Pittman, author of Planting Dandelions: Field Notes from a Semi-Domesticated Life
From the first chapter, I am captivated. Talya Boerner's prose reads like poetry. Each word is carefully chosen for color and texture, then woven into a gorgeous tapestry of story. Talya is one of the best contemporary authors I've read lately, and I'm happy to count myself a fan of her work.
Cassie Dandridge Selleck, author of The Pecan Man