The award-winning author of Hank & Chloe presents her new literary novel about two women — one a young mother newly out of rehab, the other a painter just diagnosed with a progressive disease — who are both connected to the same troubled man and his wayward daughter.
Jo-Ann Mapson also hosts a writing workshop preceding this event at 4pm. More info »
Skye Elliot is given a choice after her car accident — jail or rehab — and her ex-husband, a bull rider who introduced her to the party scene, gets custody of their four-year-old daughter Gracie. It takes Skye eight months to get clean, but the day she is released, she has one plan: to be a good mother — better, at least, than Skye's own selfish mother and absent dad.
Owen Garret hasn't seen his daughter in ten years. He, too, needs to make amends. Newly out of prison, he picks her up from rehab and together they set off to find Gracie, and to forge a relationship that transcends the hurt and anger that have brewed between them for almost a decade. In the meantime, they find Margaret Yearwood, too — Owen's lost love whom he left when he turned himself in for a long-ago crime.
Owen's Daughter is a stand-alone novel that brings back characters from Mapson's treasured novel Blue rodeo, and introduces them to the beloved cast of Solomon's Oak and Finding Casey. With its father-daughter story and characters who overcome personal failings against great odds, Owen's Daughter is a story of love and family that will enchant Mapson fans both old and new.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jo-Ann Mapson, a third generation Californian, dropped out of college to marry, but later finished a creative writing degree at California State University, Long Beach. Mapson is the author of the acclaimed novels Shadow Ranch, Blue rodeo, Hank & Chloe, and Loving Chloe. Setting her fiction in the Southwest, Mapson writes about a region that she knows well; after growing up in California and living for a time in Arizona and New Mexico, Mapson lives today in Costa Mesa, California. She attributes her focus on setting to the influence of Wallace Stegner.
Location: Street: 6428 S McClintock Dr. City: Tempe, Province: Arizona Postal Code: 85283 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)