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Mary Gentry Writes

Quite Contrary

“Quite Contrary” is a collection of personal essays that meanders through the homely stuff of my life. It begins with the day I met my husband Fred and counted his laugh lines. It moves on to the purchase of our home, and later, to remodeling projects. I walk dogs and say goodbye to them. I figure out how to miter corners, all the while wishing I’d never heard of them. I steel myself to crawl behind the dryer and tackle dust mites. Along the way, I fall off the bulkhead, breaking my hip, and later celebrate that I no longer have to ski vertical trails marked with double black diamonds.

The retelling of these very ordinary happenings resonates with readers in a profound, yet humorous way.

Featuring art prints by Mimi Williams.