Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Kindest of Homecomings for R. Jay Berry

Welcome Home  Author and TWU alumna R. Jay Berry was welcomed by TWU students and staff members
for a book talk and signing in the Catherine Merchant Reading Room on the second floor of the Blagg-Huey
Library on the Denton campus, where Berry read passages from her
Sunday Rose trilogy. Photograph by Sean
Spear. October 28, 2015.
The book talk and signing on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 on the second floor of the Blagg-Huey Library was personal, enjoyable--and a homecoming of sorts for author and TWU alumna R. Jay Berry.

In the intimate surroundings of the library's Catherine Merchant Reading Room, Berry and her husband Bernard greeted everyone individually before Berry, a 1976 graduate of TWU, shared with the audience details of her family life and career and read passages from her Sunday Rose trilogy--The First Sunday, Sunday's Best, and Sunday's Eternal Rose.   

Mr. and Mrs. Berry were overwhelmed by the graciousness and hospitality extended to them. As the couple was leaving, Berry observed that the event was “indeed the kindest of homecomings.”   

~Sandy Cochran with Kimberly Johnson

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