Before I Leave: Wisdom from the Stories of Six Women Over Eighty
The award-winning book by author Jenney Egertson
Silver medal winner of a 2019 Independent Publisher Book Award.
“As we increasingly spirit away our elders, sometimes feeling burdened by them, Jenney Egertson rejoins and welcomes them to our kitchen tables for a heart-to-heart. And the essential message that emerges from these conversations is how to live.”
-Kyle Radcliffe, co-author of Sweet as Love and Stories that Could be True
what people are saying
“Jenney Egertson’s Before I Leave is more than simply a transcription of interviews with older women—although it does bring their voices to life with uncanny vividness. It is also a moving meditation on the relationship between youth and age, on the manner in which memory enriches experience, and on the desire for permanence side by side with the recognition of change.”
— Mark Looker, Professor of English, author of Atlantic Passages