The Only True Genius in the Family by Jennie Nash

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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...
 

About Jennie Nash

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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.
 
Published January 21, 2009 by Berkley. 308 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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