Gwyn Hyman Rubio’s newest novel will be published in October. Entitled Love & Ordinary Creatures. Gwyn’s website says this about the book:
Love and Ordinary Creatures is told through the eyes of a cockatoo in love with his very human caretaker. Snatched in a net from his Australian homeland as a young parrot, Caruso has adapted to captivity and has learned the lessons of love from his previous owner, Theodore Pinter, who was obsessively fixated on his childhood sweetheart. Now in his new home with the beautiful and talented Clarissa, Caruso has found both love and happiness—until a handsome stranger arrives in town and sets his sights on Clarissa. Smart, passionate, and wildly inventive, Caruso strives to put his human rival in his place before he steals Clarissa away for good.
Set in the early 1990s in the quaint seashore town of Ocracoke, North Carolina, Love and Ordinary Creatures is an exquisite tale of love and hope transcending species.
Rubio’s first novel, Icy Sparks [Viking 2001], was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book, and was the March 2001 selection of Oprah’s Book Club. Her second novel, The Woodsman’s Daughter [Viking 2005], was named one of the Ten Best Books of 2005 by the Louisville Courier-Journal, was also a Finalist for the Kentucky Literary Award for Fiction.