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A better view of paradise : a novel, Randy Sue Coburn

Label
A better view of paradise : a novel
Title
A better view of paradise
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Randy Sue Coburn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Thirty-six-year-old Stevie Pollack has earned fame and praise for her landscape architecture projects, though critics complain she's too formal, too rigid. When her lover abruptly drops her, and her Chicago lakefront development project is panned, Stevie seeks solace in her roots, among the calming waters, the vibrant flowers, and the comforting traditions of the islands. Still, in the back of her mind, Hawaii holds troubling memories of a childhood with an emotionally distant father, Hank, and a reserved British mother. The trip home promises Stevie a welcome departure from mainland trials, despite her irascible father's presence. But the shocking news that Hank is dying forces the pair's reunion into high gear. As father and daughter look to rekindle their bond, Stevie discovers sides of Hank she never knew, including family secrets that shaped their lives. And what started as a holiday escape for the beleaguered artist becomes a chance for transformation. Along the way in this shared journey of contention and transcendence, Stevie's heart opens not only to her father, but to a man who challenges all her constricted notions of love and life's possibilities" -- from author's web site
Summary
"Thirty-six-year-old Stevie Pollack has earned fame and praise for her landscape architecture projects, though critics complain she's too formal, too rigid. When her lover abruptly drops her, and her Chicago lakefront development project is panned, Stevie seeks solace in her roots, among the calming waters, the vibrant flowers, and the comforting traditions of the islands. Still, in the back of her mind, Hawaii holds troubling memories of a childhood with an emotionally distant father, Hank, and a reserved British mother. The trip home promises Stevie a welcome departure from mainland trials, despite her irascible father's presence. But the shocking news that Hank is dying forces the pair's reunion into high gear. As father and daughter look to rekindle their bond, Stevie discovers sides of Hank she never knew, including family secrets that shaped their lives. And what started as a holiday escape for the beleaguered artist becomes a chance for transformation. Along the way in this shared journey of contention and transcendence, Stevie's heart opens not only to her father, but to a man who challenges all her constricted notions of love and life's possibilities" -- from author's web site
Theme
Storyline
Character
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324158
Cataloging source
DLC
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Coburn, Randy Sue
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O2347
LC item number
B48 2009
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Women landscape architects
  • Parent and adult child
  • Parents
  • Romance fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A better view of paradise : a novel, Randy Sue Coburn
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
354 p.
Isbn
9780345490360
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009020284
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn318571426
  • (OCoLC)318571426
  • (DLC)143719
Label
A better view of paradise : a novel, Randy Sue Coburn
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
354 p.
Isbn
9780345490360
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009020284
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn318571426
  • (OCoLC)318571426
  • (DLC)143719

Library Locations

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      34.305256 -84.067603
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