Gavin Goode

“…an amazing story of hope, relationships, guilt, jealousy, forgiveness, addiction, faith, and overcoming a huge tragedy. I will be looking for more books by Seaburn in the future.” –The Boozy Reader
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“[Seaburn] does a good job of tracking the myriad ways that the different players react to the tragedy.” –KIRKUS REVIEWS

“I don’t know how, and I don’t know why, but I think I died today.”

So begins the complex and mysterious journey of Gavin Goode and his family. What happened to Gavin and why? What secrets will emerge along the way? Frankie, his wife and a dress store owner, feels guilty, but why? His son, Ryan, who owns an ice cream parlor, and daughter-in-law, Jenna, who is a bank manager, are expecting their first baby. How will this trauma affect them? And what of Rosemary, Frankie’s best friend? Or Ben Hillman and eleven year old, Christopher? How are they implicated in the events that unfold around Gavin’s misfortune?

This is a story of despair and hope, dreams and reality, uncertainty and faith, humor, secrecy, forgiveness and beginnings.

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It is a challenge for me to find a book that I can stick to. It is not easy to find a book that holds my attention. This book was one that I could not wait to start back up again. Gavin Goode was not only GOOD it was GREAT. Some of the finest qualities in my opinion are that there are all ranges of emotions, the characters were literally so well written that I could visualize every detail of each one, there are ups and downs, twists and turns and not an ending I saw coming. I find it difficult to find an aspect of this book that I didn't care for. I suppose it is uncomfortable to sometimes read fiction that can be related to in real life such as marriage and what may come along with that or accidents and life in general. I liked it all. I think that David Seaburn is an amazing writer and look forward to the next book he writes!

-- Amanda Radomski-Dunsmore

Heard this author do a reading before the book was released. He got my interest with the development of characters in just a a few minutes. Started the book and could not put it down. He just provides so much depth to the lives of his characters as in the lives of many people today. Grief, loss, substances use/abuse, love, conflict, health, faith, illness ... fabulous story.

-- Barbara Gawinski

About the Author ▸ David B. Seaburn

This is David B. Seaburn’s seventh novel. He was a Finalist for the National Indie Excellence Award (2011), a second place winner of the TAZ Awards for Fiction (2017) and he was short-listed for the Somerset Award (2018). Seaburn writes a blog for Psychology Today magazine and has published numerous creative nonfiction essays. He is also a retired marriage and family therapist, psychologist and minister. Seaburn teaches writing at Writers and Books in Rochester, NY.
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