French Metro Antiques presents an Evening with the Author! Please join us on February 18th from 5-7 pm, for an evening with Talya Boerner. Talya, who resides in the Washington-Willow Historic District of Fayetteville, is proud to announce the release of her latest book, "The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee." Celebrate with us and partake of libations and fine hors d'oeuvres prepared by Chef Elliot Hunt.
Excerpt: The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee
"Last summer, Momma decided my little sister and I should learn to play the piano…Since I never planned to be in the Miss America pageant and wouldn’t need such a talent, I saw no point. What I really wanted to do was learn to speak French. I wanted to be that girl who, when invited to the White House for an important state dinner, would be the only person in the room who could speak with the French prime minister in his native language. I would help solve international problems while sipping champagne and wearing a black ball gown like Audrey Hepburn. President Nixon would be impressed to learn I started out as a farm girl from Arkansas. Last fall, I bought an old French lesson book at the library’s used book sale. Momma thought it was a silly waste. Besides English, Momma said the only practical language to learn was Spanish, because of our Mexican cotton choppers. Since I used my own money, she really didn’t have a say." ~The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee