The Only True Genius in the Family (Paperback)

By Jennie Nash

Berkley Publishing Group, 9780425225752, 292pp.

Publication Date: February 3, 2009

March 2009 Indie Next List

“Growing up in the shadow of a legendary photographer, Claire has fought doubts about her own artistic ability. At the time of her estranged father?s death, Claire's daughter finds her own artistic star rising, providing a complex mix of emotions for Claire. Jennie Nash has a gift for delivering characters with whom the reader can readily connect?they are very human, less than perfect, and believable.”
— Gayle Wingerter, Inklings Bookshop, Yakima, WA
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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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