About Broken Homes and Gardens
Paperback: 268 pages
Publisher: Blank Slate Press (April 28, 2015)
A girl, a guy, a broken-down house. Not exactly on-again, off-again, Malcolm and Joanna are in-again, out-again: in love, out of each other’s arms, in an awkward co-living arrangement, out of the country. Their unconventional relationship is the only way, Joanna says, to protect herself from the specter of commitment, which inevitably leads to heartbreak.
When Harry Met Sally for the Millennial generation, set in the damp and drizzly neighborhoods of Portland, Oregon, Broken Homes and Gardens is an ode to friendship, lust, and the unrelenting pull of love.
“Rebecca Kelley’s writing is meticulous yet lush, punctuated by a witty edge. She paints scenes like Apartment Therapy: carefully crafted messes that beg the reader to stay for a giant mug of chai under a moss-green chenille throw. Her characters are complex, complicated, bright women on the precipice of complete romantic meltdown, and sympathetic good guys with powerfully flawed timing are truly likable. Kelley’s work evokes everything that is great about a young hipster in the Pacific Northwest, without the tragic mustaches and old-timey bicycles.” (Heather Arndt Anderson, author of Portland: A Food Biography)
Rebecca Kelley grew up in Carson City, Nevada, wandered for a few years, and eventually landed in Portland, where she teaches writing at Oregon College of Art and Craft. She is the co-author of The Eco-nomical Baby Guide. Broken Homes & Gardens is her first novel.
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Monday, August 17th: Open Book Society
Monday, August 24th: Thoughts from an Evil Overlord
Wednesday, August 26th: Chick Lit Central
Thursday, August 27th: Palmer’s Page Turners
Monday, August 31st: Diary of a Stay At Home Mom
Wednesday, September 2nd: Bookmark Lit
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Tuesday, September 8th: A Chick Who Reads
Tuesday, September 8th: Patricia’s Wisdom
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Wednesday, September 16th: Luxury Reading
Thursday, September 17th: Book Mama Blog