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Monday, August 3, 2009

Book Tour: A Better View of Paradise by Randy Sue Coburn


A Better View of Paradise by Randy Sue Coburn
(touring Aug 3-Aug 28)
Publisher: Ballantine Books

About the Book: Dramatic, moving, and exquisitely written, A Better View of Paradise explores the tender bond between fathers and daughters, ponders the delicate nature of healing, and celebrates the redemptive power of forgiveness and love.


Thirty-six-year-old Stevie Pollack has come into her own as a celebrated landscape architect. Her designs, famed for their evocative natural beauty, reflect her upbringing amid the splendor of Hawai‘i. But when critics blast her latest efforts and her boyfriend abruptly ends their relationship, Stevie seeks solace in her roots among the dazzling flowers, and comforting traditions of the islands and their calming waters. Still, in the back of her mind, Hawai‘i holds troubling memories of a childhood with Hank, her emotionally distant father, and a reserved British mother.

Despite her irascible father’s presence, the trip home promises Stevie a welcome departure from her trials on the mainland. But the shocking news that Hank is dying forces the pair’s reunion into high gear. As father and daughter attempt to rekindle their bond, Stevie discovers sides of Hank she never knew, including family secrets that have shaped their lives. And what started as a holiday escape for the beleaguered architect becomes a chance for transformation, one as exciting as it is uncertain. Inspired by her father’s insight, and energized by the attentions of an attractive local veterinarian, Stevie learns to surrender her inhibitions and seize the day.



About the author: Randy Sue Coburn is a former newspaper reporter whose articles and essays have been published in numerous national magazines. She is the author of Owl Island and Remembering Jody, and her screenplays include Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, the critically acclaimed Cannes Film Festival selection that received five Independent Spirit Award nominations, including Best Screenplay. She lives in Seattle.
(all info is from Pump Up Your Book Promotion Blog)

Read an excerpt of A Better View of Paradise.

You can find more information about Randy and her new book at these participating blogs: Come back here Aug 20th for an interview with Randy and Aug 21st for my review!

Blogcritics l This Book for Free l A Bookish Mom l The Writer’s Life l Cafe of Dreams l One Person’s Journey Through a World of Books l As the Pages Turn l You GOTTA Read This l Bookin’ with Bingo l Between the Lines l Dear Author l Beth’s Book Blog l Luxury Reading l Books and Needlepoint l First Chapters l A Book Blogger’s Diary l Bookworm with a View l A Book and a Chat Radio Show with Barry Eva l The Review from Here l Marta’s Meanderings l Falling Off the Shelf l The Minding Spot

A Better View of Paradise
Publisher/Publication Date: Ballantine Books, July 2009
ISBN: 978-0345490360
368 pages


3 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love the cover! Makes me want to go to Hawaii!

Randy Sue Coburn said...

I love the cover, too. And can just about promise that reading the book will intensify that longing to be in Hawaii!

Edna said...

a new author to me, I would love to win 1 of her books,

may God bless

mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

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