Bernice Runs Away, a review by Shelley

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Talya Tate Boerner

One Mississippi Press LLC,
Publishing October 1st, 2022
403 pages

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No way does 81-year-old Bernice want to move from her house in Arkansas to live in her daughter’s guest cottage in Atlanta so she “runs away”. This story was so engaging and Bernice was such a charismatic character. She has lived through a lot and her spunky personality lets it show.

I was cheering Bernice on the entire time I was reading this book. I wanted her to have a good relationship with her family but I also wanted her to claim her independence and make up her own mind. Would you want to be forced to leave your home of 50+ years?

This is a character-driven novel and Bernice is a character who is a force to be reckoned with. At times heartbreakingly sad with snippets of laugh-out-loud moments, this book ticked all the boxes for me. I won’t soon forget Bernice, spending time with her was pure joy.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an Advance Readers Copy.

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