Bo Kearns - Ashes in a Coconut (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 4:00pm

In Ashes in a Coconut, to save her marriage, Laura Harrison accompanies her husband Jack to Indonesia where he is to take over as president of troubled bank; but when her premonitions become reality, events spin out of control.

Laura expects their new home in Jakarta to be a romantic hideaway like something out of a classic Bogart movie. Instead she walks into a house of horrors. White sheets cover Gothic furnishings, and black garments hang in the closets. It's as if the former occupants had fled from some danger. Despite feelings of doom, Laura is determined to make things work. At the local market she's appalled to see a baby orangutan for sale, its mother having been killer by loggers. She resolves to save the endangered primates and their rainforest habitat. As Laura attempts to grow closer to her husband, they become at odds over his shady business dealings. And when his secrets and life of lies are revealed, Laura finds herself alone and responsible for her own destiny.

Bo Kearns, journalist and writer of fiction, is the author of Ashes in a Coconut, a novel set in Indonesia, where he lived for three years. He is a feature writer with Northbay biz magazine and the Sonoma Index-Tribune newspaper. His short stories have won awards -- First Prize, Napa Valley College writing contest, Honorable Mention -- Glimmer Train Fiction Open competition, and Finalist -- Redwood Writers On the Edge genre competition. Other works have been published in the annual California Writers Club Literary Review, Napa Valley Writers First Press, The Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine and Sonoma: Stories of a Region and Its People. He is a UC Naturalist, beekeeper, avid hiker and active supporter of conservation causes. He lives in the wine country of Sonoma with his wife.

 

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Ashes in a Coconut Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781945181504
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC - May 15th, 2019

To save her marriage, Laura Harrison accompanies her husband Jack to Indonesia where he is to take over as president of troubled bank; but when her premonitions become reality, events spin out of control.