Goodbye, Paris Nash

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B.R.A.G.(Book Readers Appreciation Group) Medallion Honoree.

Have you ever met someone and felt you had known them forever? If you discovered that person was dying, how far would you go to help achieve their final wish?

When Siobhan O'Shaunessy, a new hire at KWNK television, gets the assignment to cover the judging of the Grand Champion Steer at the Alamo City Livestock Exposition, she has no idea as she ...

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Overview

B.R.A.G.(Book Readers Appreciation Group) Medallion Honoree.

Have you ever met someone and felt you had known them forever? If you discovered that person was dying, how far would you go to help achieve their final wish?

When Siobhan O'Shaunessy, a new hire at KWNK television, gets the assignment to cover the judging of the Grand Champion Steer at the Alamo City Livestock Exposition, she has no idea as she watches fifteen-year-old Paris Nash collapse at the hooves of her winning Grand Champion that her own life is going to change forever.

Siobhan, privileged child of a mentally ill mother, raised by a serial marrying grandfather, has never experienced what it means to be part of a family. When embraced by the Nashes, who look to her to help them deal with media attention after Paris's fall, she surprises herself by how far she will go to help grant terminally ill Paris Nash's final wish. Enlisting her co-worker-cameraman, her best friend and a local restaurateur, they work together to save Paris's prize winning steer from a preordained date with the slaughterhouse.

Siobhan can't believe she's risked her professional creditability to save a steer from slaughter, but remembers her grandfather's often repeated axiom, "Everything happens for reasons we do not understand." As Siobhan searches for the reason the young girl has become so important to her, she discovers Paris's bravery, depth of character and commitment, and when she hears Paris's true final wish, she knows with certainty why Paris Nash came into her life.

Goodbye, Paris Nash is a bittersweet yet humorous tale steeped in southwestern charm with threads of sorrow and comedic wit woven through.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480111295
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 11/26/2012
  • Pages: 348
  • Sales rank: 836,992
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara O'Connor, author of Goodbye, Paris Nash, is a native of San Antonio, Texas, whose love of the city and state is obvious in the pages of her novel. While Goodbye, Paris Nash is O'Connor's debut novel, she has considered herself a writer since the summer before fifth grade when she clearly remembers writing an essay about her pet parakeet's unfortunate meeting with a neighbor's cat.

Under the by-line Barbara Brink, she was published in War Cry, received a first place award for fiction at the San Antonio Writer's Rally, wrote a feature column for the Leon Valley Leader, became a member of ASCAP, and published a number of country/western songs. As Barbara O'Malley, she co-hosted Let's Go to the Movies on KENS television in San Antonio. O'Connor wrote and performed stand-up comedy in clubs in and around San Antonio, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana in the early to mid-1990's.

O'Connor is a member of River City Ink, The Texas Writer's League, the San Antonio Writer's Guild and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

As Barbara O'Malley, she received numerous awards from non-profit organizations for her charitable work including the Headliner Award from the San Antonio Light Newspaper, the Wonder of the Child award from Any Baby Can, a Presidential Award from the San Antonio Police Department for her commitment to the Blue Santa Program. She chaired the San Antonio Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Association, Any Baby Can, and The Winston School Board of Directors and served on the Spurs Foundation Board.

O'Connor now lives in New Braunfels, Texas, with her husband Philip, where she is currently working on her second novel, The Resurrection of Elizabeth Moss.

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  • Posted September 13, 2013

    We are proud to announce that "Goodbye Paris Nash" by

    We are proud to announce that "Goodbye Paris Nash" by Barbara Fletcher-Brink O'Connor is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!

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