MBB: Linda Berkery book signing: Reflections: A Wardrobe of Life Lessons

The fourteen essays in Reflections: A Wardrobe of Life Lessons offer bright glimpses into a richly lived life filled with curiosity, wisdom, grace—and dresses. With humor and honesty, Linda Styles Berkery tells personal stories through dresses, combining colors and fabrics with memories and meaning. These stories range from Berkery’s childhood, growing up in a funeral home watching many black dresses enter and leave the house—and asking her father, “Do we live in a church?”—to young motherhood when she buries her first maternity dress under a lilac bush, to mature adulthood when she discovers significance in the colors of her “reunion” dress after meeting the families of Danish fishermen who saved her father’s life in World War II. These heartfelt, entertaining stories unearth life lessons involving love, loss, gratitude, and more, leaving the reader inspired and filled with hope.

About the Author

Linda Styles Berkery grew up as the middle daughter in the Styles Funeral Home in South Troy, NY. She holds an M.A. from Russell Sage College. Linda taught third grade, led retreats, and worked in parish ministry. Her writings on faith / life have been published in various magazines, newspapers, blogs, and in the book, Let the Clock Run Wild: Wit and Wisdom from Boomers and Bobbysoxers. Linda has been married to her high school sweetheart, Jack Berkery, for fifty years. She enjoys frequent visits from her children and grandchildren at her home in Latham, NY. Linda loves dark chocolate, makes braided cinnamon bread when it snows, and still mails handwritten letters to family and friends.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event address: 
Market Block Books
290 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
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