Rebecca Kelley, author of BROKEN HOMES AND GARDENS, on tour August/September 2015

Posted By on June 30, 2015

Broken Homes and Gardens Cover FINAL v. 2About 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)

“If you have a hankering for some Nora Ephron-style romantic comedy . . . this is for you.” –Bookkaholic
“Funny and engrossing, Broken Homes and Gardens proves that the human heart is the worst jigsaw puzzle ever made.”  (Mark Russell, author of God is Disappointed in You)
“Rebecca Kelley’s less-than-fairytale love story marvelously details the ups and cringe-worthy downs of dating in the twenty-first century. Malcolm and Joanna are characters so real and funny and flawed, they feel like friends. And while they may never manage to get the timing of their romance right, I certainly fell in love with them!”  (Shari Goldhagen, author of In Some Other World, Maybe)

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Rebecca Headshot(1)About Rebecca Kelley

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 GuideBroken Homes & Gardens is her first novel.

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Rebecca Kelley’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

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

Thursday, September 3rd: Bibliotica

Monday, September 7th: girlichef

Tuesday, September 8th: A Chick Who Reads

Tuesday, September 8th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Wednesday, September 9th: Bewitched Bookworms

Thursday, September 10th: Book Dilettante

Friday, September 11th: From L.A. to LA

Wednesday, September 16th: Luxury Reading

Thursday, September 17th: Book Mama Blog


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