Book Reviews

2014 Moments Remembered by Pat Tyler

Tyler.MomentsReviewed by Susan Bono:

Fans of Pat Tyler, rejoice! I’m only about 30 pages into this book and I’ve already laughed and cried enough to know this collection of childhood memories is going to keep me reaching for the tissues. New to Pat Tyler’s writing? This is a wonderful introduction. Anyone interested in rural California life during the 1940s will love these stories!

Susan Bono is a writing teacher and freelance editor who edited and published Tiny Lights: A Journal of Personal Narrative in print and online at from 1995—2014. Her work has appeared in anthologies, magazines, and newspapers, as well as on stage and the radio. She’s promoted the craft of personal narrative at writer’s conferences, retreats, workshops and literary gatherings all over California. She is enjoying midlife with her husband and chickens in Petaluma, CA.

Reviewed by Marlene Cullen:

2014 Moments Remembered by Pat Tyler is a charming collection of stories about growing up in a small town in Northern California in the 1940s, punctuated with sweet and bittersweet events from her childhood to being a great-grandparent. Pat writes with clarity, humor and honesty in telling tales from her youth, as well as writing about difficult and challenging times. Pat’s gentle style is reminiscent of Garrison Keillor’s stories. Told with whimsy, 2014 Moments Remembered invites readers to sit by the hearth and enjoy Pat’s stories.

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