Kerry L Stevens, graduate of the Bremen High School, will appear at the Bremen Public Library on November 14, 2018, to promote his book Forever Herself: A Son’s Memoir of a Remarkable Woman, about his mother, Berthella May [Whitmyer] Stevens, herself an author.
“Berthella Stevens is shaped by childhood adversity in an impoverished, fatherless home during the Great Depression. As an unconventional adult ahead of her time, she’s inspired by flower gardening, writing, natural living and raising her family. But when she dares to be herself in her rural community, she endures ostracism and loneliness, finding solace in her faith.
Kerry Stevens shares an intimate portrait of his mother in this fusion of her poetry and prose with his story of their relationship. Expressed through the seasons of her life, Kerry reveals the joys of being fully alive, while discovering her pain and a new admiration for his maverick mom.
Forever Herself will warm your heart, challenge your mind, and renew your spirit.”