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The Only True Genius in the Family
by Jennie Nash

Published: 2009-01-21
Kindle Edition : 308 pages
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From the author of The Last Beach Bungalow: a portrait of a family-in all its heartbreaking complexity.

Though she lives in the shadow of her legendary landscape photographer father, and is the mother of a painter whose career is about to take off, Claire has carved out a practical ...
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From the author of The Last Beach Bungalow: a portrait of a family-in all its heartbreaking complexity.

Though she lives in the shadow of her legendary landscape photographer father, and is the mother of a painter whose career is about to take off, Claire has carved out a practical existence as a commercial photographer. Her pictures may not be the stuff of genius, but they've paid for a good life.

But when her father dies, Claire loses faith in the work she has devoted her life to-and worse, begins to feel jealous of her daughter's success. Then, as she helps prepare a retrospective of her famous father's photographs, Claire uncovers revelations about him that change everything she believes about herself as a mother, a daughter, and an artist...


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Don\\\'t bother
by MrsFlutterby (see profile) 04/11/15
Although death of a parent, success of a child and marriage are all central themes, the main character isn\\\'t compelling enough to want to discuss the book. Keep it for a light summer read or one you can complete in a coast-to-coast airplane flight.

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by Slowestreaderinthegroup (see profile) 04/11/15

 
  "One member liked out of the whole group"by MrsFlutterby (see profile) 04/11/15

Only one member enjoyed reading this book because of personal identification with some of the issues brought up by the writer such as death of a parent or mid-life crisis. The book is not a classic or... (read more)

 
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