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Goodbye, Paris Nash
     

Goodbye, Paris Nash

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by Barbara Fletcher-Brink O'Connor
 
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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480111295
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/26/2012
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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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.

O'Connor is a member of River City Writers, The Texas Writer's League, the San Antonio Writer's Guild and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
O'Connor now lives in New Braunfels, Texas, with her husband Philip, where she is currently working on her second novel, Enlightening Elizabeth Moss.

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Goodbye, Paris Nash 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goodbye Paris Nash was a delightful reading experience. The story was excellent and the characters were honest and believable. I enjoyed all the unexpected twists and turns in the story. The ending, although bittersweet, was happy, which I always love. I liked the references to familiar things in San Antonio. This is truly a book that anyone would enjoy reading. It was sort of ironic for me to read at this time because I just had to take a cow I had raised on a bottle to auction. I really had to "cowgirl up" because it hurt . I can relate to how Paris Nash felt, it's not easy. It was refreshing to read a story that did not have to depend on sex and violence to be interesting and intertaining. I usually skip over those parts, but I read Paris Nash word for word and enjoyed every one. I would recommend Goodbye Paris Nash to readers of any age and feel that it would be enjoyed by either male or female readers. Pam Franklin, Cotulla, Texas
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
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!