Robert Burke Warren, author of Perfectly Broken, on tour March 2016

Posted By on February 12, 2016

Perfectly Broken coverAbout Perfectly Broken

• Hardcover: 270 pages
• Publisher: Story Plant (March 8, 2016)

His rock star days may be behind him, but stay-at-home dad Grant Kelly’s life is getting more interesting by the day. It’s the beginning of the post 9/11 era, and he and his wife and four-year-old son have traded a New York City apartment for a Catskills farmhouse, where ghosts from the past, worries for the future, and temptations in the present converge to bring about drastic changes in their marriage, their friendships, and their family.

A gorgeously nuanced novel with unforgettable characters, Perfectly Broken is a story of human frailty, the endurance of the heart, and the power and possibility of forgiveness.


“Robert Burke Warren’s sensory acumen and keen eye for detail – emotional and physical – make Perfectly Broken a wonderful ride. Fantastic, sharp dialogue and vivid characters, all in a distinctive, captivating voice. A stunning debut novel.” – Rosanne Cash, multi-Grammy winner, author of New York Times bestseller Composed

“Whether writing about music, parenthood, or life in the sticks, every page crackles with been-there-done-that verisimilitude. At turns funny and suspenseful, heartwarming and heartbreaking, Perfectly Broken hits all the right notes, covering fame and fortune, love and death, success and failure, and fatherhood and marriage. A triumphant debut.” – Greg Olear, author of Los Angeles Times bestseller Fathermucker

“Parenthood, adultery, love, lust, ambition, loss, friendships gone to seed, a marriage at the turn of this century in full tilt midlife madness, with rock and roll in the bones and on the soundtrack. Warren creates a sensory world so sharply observed, the experience of reading becomes visceral. It pulled me in and I didn’t want to let go.” — Beverly Donofrio, author, New York Times bestseller Riding in Cars With Boys

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Robert Burke Warren APAbout Robert Burke Warren

Robert Burke Warren is a musician and writer whose work has appeared in Paste, Salon, The Bitter Southerner, The Good Men Project, The Rumpus, The Woodstock Times, Texas Music, Brooklyn Parent, Chronogram, The Weeklings, and the Da Capo anthology, The Show I’ll Never Forget. He lives in the Catskill Mountains with his family. This is his first novel.

Find out more about Robert at his blog and connect with him on Facebook.

Tour Stops

Tuesday, March 8th: Vox Libris

Wednesday, March 9th: Becklist

Thursday, March 10th: I’m Shelf-ish

Monday, March 14th: Worth Getting in Bed For

Tuesday, March 15th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews

Thursday, March 17th: she treads softly

Friday, March 18th: Art @ Home

Monday, March 21st: Gspotsylvania: Ramblings from a Reading Writer Who Rescues Birds and Beasts

Tuesday, March 22nd: Jenn’s Bookshelves

Wednesday, March 23rd: An Unconventional Librarian

Thursday, March 24th: The 3 R’s: Reading, ‘Riting, and Randomness

Monday, March 28th: Everyday I Write the Book

Tuesday, March 29th: From the TBR Pile

Wednesday, March 30th: The Book Chick

Thursday, March 31st: Chaos is a Friend of Mine

Monday, April 4th: bookchickdi


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