Talya Tate Boerner

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Talya Tate Boerner is a delta girl who grew up making mudpies on her family’s cotton farm in Mississippi County (Northeast Arkansas). After thirty years as a commercial banker in Dallas, she returned to the state she loves and now lives in Fayetteville with her husband, John, and two miniature schnauzers, Lucy and Annabelle. Talya is a regular contributor to Delta Crossroads and Front Porch Magazine. Her work has been published in Arkansas Review, Postcard Shorts, and Writer's Digest. Talya’s love of food, farming, and nature is evident on her personal lifestyle blog, Grace Grits and Gardening. She loves to cook and believes most any dish can be improved with a side of collard greens. The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee is her debut nove ...more

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Talya Tate Boerner I have finished my next book and it is now in the hands of my editor. Fingers crossed I won't have a ton of edits to do LOL! I hope it will be publish…moreI have finished my next book and it is now in the hands of my editor. Fingers crossed I won't have a ton of edits to do LOL! I hope it will be published in 2019. Sooner rather than later. Thank you for the question! (less)
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Sunday Letter: 09.27.2020

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Hallelujah! I think a gorgeous fall may be unfolding here in the Ozarks. It seems a safe prediction based on the leaves in the picture above. I took this picture three days ago in our neighborhood. I don’t know why the sight of turning leaves thrills me, but it does.


The first thing I do to welcome a new season is to switch out my front door wreath. I did that this we

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When Angels Rest by Donald Harington
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I always enjoy spending time in Stay More with Harington’s colorful characters. Another entertaining story, this one set during WWII. Bittersweet ending.
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Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
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The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
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Boy oh boy, I savored this story and hated to see it end. The Vanishing Half provides a look at race, identity, motherhood, and the secrets we keep-both large and small. I found the ending to be a bit disappointing but overall a compelling read.
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Mannequin and Wife by Jen Fawkes
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Quirky, somewhat dark collection of short stories, each with an unexpected twist and a hopeful thread. I love this author’s sense of humor. Perfect for these Twilight Zone days we are living.
Gene, Everywhere by Talya Tate Boerner
"I love this author. Her style and story lines are captivating. Enjoyed this book and her first book, The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee."
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I “met” this author via Twitter and in that odd way of social media, feel we are kindred spirits from different parts of the world. Her autobiographical book is a departure from those I typically read. And I’m so glad I took a chance on this one. One ...more
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I cannot believe I waited so long to read this brilliant story. A heart-breaking, heart-stealing tale of love, loss and grief told from Death’s omniscient POV.
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“Three Mississippi, Four Mississippi… Tucking Barbie underneath the throw pillow on my lap, I traced my finger over the red blooms that covered my library book. Abby, my little sister, lay dozing on the opposite end of the couch, sprawled flat on her back. She had a way of sleeping through anything—a loud television show, or even one of Momma and Daddy’s late-night arguments.”
Talya Tate Boerner, The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee

“spot on the couch, I listened to the nightly sounds of our house, as familiar as the hymns we sang every Sunday morning at Boon Chapel. The crack of the ice tray. The opening of the silverware drawer with its earsplitting creak. As Momma reheated Daddy’s supper, the smell of fried potatoes and salt pork filled the air. Abby and I had eaten hours ago. When Daddy worked extra late, Momma”
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“In the morning light, I remembered how much I loved the sound of wind through the trees. I laid back and closed my eyes, and I was comforted by the sound of a million tiny leaves dancing on a summer morning.”
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“Three Mississippi, Four Mississippi… Tucking Barbie underneath the throw pillow on my lap, I traced my finger over the red blooms that covered my library book. Abby, my little sister, lay dozing on the opposite end of the couch, sprawled flat on her back. She had a way of sleeping through anything—a loud television show, or even one of Momma and Daddy’s late-night arguments.”
Talya Tate Boerner, The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee

“spot on the couch, I listened to the nightly sounds of our house, as familiar as the hymns we sang every Sunday morning at Boon Chapel. The crack of the ice tray. The opening of the silverware drawer with its earsplitting creak. As Momma reheated Daddy’s supper, the smell of fried potatoes and salt pork filled the air. Abby and I had eaten hours ago. When Daddy worked extra late, Momma”
Talya Tate Boerner, The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee

“When it's in a book I don't think it'll hurt any more ...exist any more. One of the things writing does is wipe things out. Replace them.”
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