Stock Image

Loving Ryan

Brookhouse, Christopher

1 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0979822610 / ISBN 13: 9780979822612
Published by Safe Harbor Books, Ashville, North Carolina, 2010
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
From Add-More Books (Danville, VA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since September 21, 1999

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 6.50 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.95 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

The soft cover has light shelf wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # NO 42218

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Loving Ryan

Publisher: Safe Harbor Books, Ashville, North Carolina

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Soft Cover

Illustrator: Cover Art

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st.

Book Type: Trade Paperback

About this title

Synopsis:

The three stories in this collection explore reticence and desire.

''Unless Alex'' takes place on Valentine's Day years after the narrator has fallen in love with Alex Alexandra ''Alex'' Kellogg. As the day passes, the narrator unfolds the story of their lives, from the autumn when Alex first kissed him and the summer when he turned away from the invitation of her nakedness to the years they have lived separate but connected lives. At the end of the evening, when Alex offers another invitation, the narrator knows that if he accepts he may lose her forever.

In ''Affliction'' reticence gives way to desire: Tony for Meredith, daughter of wealthy, self-absorbed Talbot Breed; Talbot for Janet, a painter whose art depicts the present but predicts the future; Crystal, one of Janet's subjects, for Janet; and Dr. Abernathy, a retired physician, for Meredith. As one might expect in a story suggested by Gabriel Garci­a Marquez, there exists a sensuous psychological and tactile realism, mystery inspired by beauty.

''Loving Ryan'' is a complicated story of crime and spying told through the perspectives of several participants: Ryan, an American hired by the president of a Caribbean island nation to tutor his daughter, Isabel; Yvonne, Ryan's mother; Hugo, Isabel's father; Julia Katia, Hugo's wife; Chloe, Julia Katia's ally in forcing Hugo into exile; and the charming and precocious Isabel, who falls in love with Ryan. In exile, Ryan, the reticent tutor, becomes Hugo's devoted companion and caretaker.

About the Author:

Christopher Brookhouse is the author of numerous short stories, works of fiction, and poetry. His early novel Running Out was honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2005, Fog: The Jeffrey Stories won New Hampshire's biennial fiction award. Brookhouse lives in Asheville, NC.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We at Add-More Books handle out-of-print, used and RARE books in many categories and have an abundant selection of over 100,000 titles. We specialize in children's illustrated books, young adult series books, and carry a large supply of mystery books,vintage paperbacks and a generalization of many other categories. We now have books on tapes....For more information, please email us any time. We are closed on Saturday and Sunday. Our regular open hours are 10am to 4pm est.Monday thru Friday. We have a 3200 square foot building devoted exclusively to used books. Our working hours are directed to pleasing you. We are continuously adding over 500 new titles a week. You may view our books by calling 1-434-724-1511 or e-mailing us at addmorebooks@embarqmail.com for an appointment or ask for pictures.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Terms: Returns accepted within 10 days of sale but only if improperly described. There will be no postage refunds, unless book is IMPROPERLY described. We require a return CONFIRMATION NUMBER to be placed on the outside of the package so we can accept.We will accept cash, checks, money orders, paypal.. Priority Mail charge starts at $6.50 within the U.S. The REGULAR shipping charges will be at $3.75 for the first book and $1.50 for each additional book excluding paperbacks, which are $1.00 per e...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Cash PayPal