Where You Go There They Are by Annabelle Gurwitch
Humorous Essays > Nonfiction
She has a colorful father who could spin a yarn and a mother who laments the life she doesn’t have to the one she settled on. Her mother “didn’t realize she was marrying into a family of bootleggers, gamblers, and fabulists.” She had children because she thought she had to, but “My mother has never made it a secret that she doesn’t really like children.”
The tales weave between Gurtwich’s childhood and how her family and upbringing impacted how she views things as an adult.
I received an advance copy of the book via Netgalley for an honest review.