Love and Ordinary Creatures

Love and Ordinary Creatures

by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
Love and Ordinary Creatures

Love and Ordinary Creatures

by Gwyn Hyman Rubio



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New York Times bestselling author Gwyn Hyman Rubio�s highly anticipated new novel...

Love and Ordinary Creatures is told through the eyes of a cockatoo in love with his very human caretaker. Snatched in a net from his Australian homeland as a young parrot, Caruso has adapted to captivity and has learned all he knows of love from his previous owner, who was obsessively fixated on his childhood sweetheart. Now in his new home with the beautiful and talented Clarissa, Caruso has found both love and happiness�until a handsome stranger arrives in town and sets his sights on Clarissa.

Smart, passionate, and wildly inventive, Caruso strives to put his human rival in his place before he loses Clarissa for good. And when a hurricane descends upon the coast, Caruso�s love for Clarissa and his memories of freedom are tested as the storm threatens all that he holds dear.

Set in the early 1990s in a quaint North Carolina seashore town, Love and Ordinary Creatures is an exquisite tale of the ways in which love and hope transcend species.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940150345959
Publisher: Ashland Creek Press
Publication date: 09/22/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 306
File size: 459 KB

About the Author

Gwyn Hyman Rubio is the bestselling author of Icy Sparks, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a 1998 New York Times Notable Book. A national bestseller, the novel was praised as �vivid and unforgettable� (New York Times Book Review) and �a combination of fire and ice that will take your breath away� (Atlanta Journal-Constitution). Her second novel, The Woodsman�s Daughter, was published in 2005 and applauded as �richly atmospheric and engrossing� (Atlanta Journal- Constitution) and �set in a world wondrously created and mastered� (Louisville Courier-Journal). A Book Sense Pick by the independent bookstores of America, it was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award, was the finalist for the Kentucky Literary Award, and was listed as one of the ten best books of the year by the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Gwyn�s work has been nominated for a Pushcart Press Editors� Book Award and has appeared in literary magazines around the country. She is a winner of the Cecil Hackney Literary Award as well as a recipient of grants from the Kentucky Arts Council and the Kentucky Foundation for Women.

Gwyn grew up in Cordele, a small town in south-central Georgia. Her father, Mac Hyman, wrote No Time for Sergeants. Published in 1954, it was a national and international bestseller and was adapted as a play and a movie, both productions starring Andy Griffith. Gwyn now lives in Versailles, Kentucky, with her husband, Angel, and their rescue dog, Fritz.
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Versailles, Kentucky

Date of Birth:

August 7, 1949

Place of Birth:

Macon, Georgia


B.A. in English, Florida State University, 1971; M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Warren Wilson College, 1986

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