Sunday, April 28, 2013

HEADING OUT TO WONDERFUL: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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HEADING OUT TO WONDERFUL
BY ROBERT GOOLRICK

ABOUT THE BOOK:
It is the summer of 1948 when a handsome, charismatic stranger, Charlie Beale, recently back from the war in Europe, shows up in the town of Brownsburg, a sleepy village of a few hundred people, nestled in the Valley of Virginia. All he has with him are two suitcases: one contains his few possessions, including a fine set of butcher knives; the other is full of money. A lot of money.

Finding work at the local butcher shop, Charlie befriends the owner and his family, including the owner's son, Sam, who he is soon treating as though he were his own flesh and blood. And it is through the shop that Charlie gradually meets all the townsfolk, including Boaty Glass, Brownsburg's wealthiest citizen, and most significantly, Boaty's beautiful teenage bride, Sylvan.

This last encounter sets in motion the events that give Goolrick's powerful tale the stark, emotional impact that thrilled fans of his previous novel, A Reliable Wife. Charlie's attraction to Sylvan Glass turns first to lust and then to a need to possess her, a need so basic it becomes an all-consuming passion that threatens to destroy everything and everyone in its path. 

Told through the eyes of Sam, now an old man looking back on the events that changed his world forever, Heading Out to Wonderful is a suspenseful masterpiece, a haunting, heart-stopping novel of obsession and love gone terribly wrong in a place where once upon a time such things could happen. 

AN EXCERPT FROM HEADING OUT TO WONDERFUL:
Visit Robert Goolrick's website HERE to read a fabulous excerpt from HEADING OUT TO WONDERFUL.

PRAISE FOR HEADING OUT TO WONDERFUL:
“Doesn’t disappoint.”John Searles, on NBC’s "Today"

“Fans of Goolrick's juicy debut novel A Reliable Wife—which spent 32 weeks on USA Today's Best-Selling Books list—can't wait for this follow-up.”
USAToday.com

“Deliciously dark and dangerous.”
O, The Oprah Magazine

“Within the heartbreak of this story, there is joy and beauty . . . In a year when so many of the books I’ve read have been lovely and memorable, Heading Out to Wonderful is my favorite. I could not possibly recommend it or any other book more highly.”
Literate Housewife

“Goolrick spins out his tale like a mountain ballad . . . Dreamers like Charlie will still try to blunder on to wonderful, and they're the ones whom poets will sing about and old men will remember.”
—Wilmington Star-News

“Robert Goolrick vividly evokes two lovers doomed by their place and their past.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch

“[A] poetic tale that simmers with foreboding atmosphere.”
Printers Row magazine, Chicago Tribune  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
In addition to A Reliable Wife, Robert Goolrick is the author of the acclaimed memoir The End of the World as We Know It. He lives in a small Virginia town. To read much more about Robert Goolrick, please visit his "Bio" on his website HERE. 
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111 comments:

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This sounds like a really interesting book. I would like to see what happens as he becomes obsessed with someone else's young wife.
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Hi! I like the time period for this book. I want to read this book because I have heard so many good reviews for his books.:)

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