Love and Ordinary Creatures

Gwyn Hyman Rubio (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.95
Publisher
Ashland Creek Press
Publish Date
October 15, 2014
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.25 X 0.68 X 8.0 inches | 0.77 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781618220318
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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.

Reviews

"The beautifully written book Love & Ordinary Creatures speaks of family and love...It tells of the powerful and often surprising human-animal connections, transcending species, and explores the way we connect with our environment, its creatures, and one another...a gripping tale of the human condition and the deeper meanings of love, life and sacrifice." -- Huffington Post Books "In this interesting cross-species love story, Rubio does a good job of expressing the mind-set of another creature and gives spot-on descriptions of the local landscape." -- Booklist "The whimsical pace of this love story is made possible because of the exquisite prose and thought-provoking viewpoints. The deep love between a bird and a human is so realistic that Rubio makes you forget the nature of the two characters. It also is a story of loyalty and sacrifice, and the creativity of the author makes the reader root for a happy outcome. Caruso's story progresses from his beginning in the rainforest through the development of his challenging interactions with humans. Rubio captures the strong bond between humans and other living creatures and provides provocative ideas on love and the meaning of life." -- Kentucky Monthly

-The beautifully written book Love & Ordinary Creatures speaks of family and love...It tells of the powerful and often surprising human-animal connections, transcending species, and explores the way we connect with our environment, its creatures, and one another...a gripping tale of the human condition and the deeper meanings of love, life and sacrifice.- -- Huffington Post Books -In this interesting cross-species love story, Rubio does a good job of expressing the mind-set of another creature and gives spot-on descriptions of the local landscape.- -- Booklist -The whimsical pace of this love story is made possible because of the exquisite prose and thought-provoking viewpoints. The deep love between a bird and a human is so realistic that Rubio makes you forget the nature of the two characters. It also is a story of loyalty and sacrifice, and the creativity of the author makes the reader root for a happy outcome. Caruso's story progresses from his beginning in the rainforest through the development of his challenging interactions with humans. Rubio captures the strong bond between humans and other living creatures and provides provocative ideas on love and the meaning of life.- -- Kentucky Monthly