The Only True Genius in the Family

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The Only True Genius in the Family

By Jennie Nash

Berkley Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780425225752, 292pp.

Publication Date: February 3, 2009

Description
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...


About the Author
Jennie Nash is the author of "Altared States: Surviving the Engagement." She has written for dozens of national magazines, including "Glamour, Mademoiselle, " and "The New York Times Magazine." She lives with her husband and two young daughters in Torrance, California.