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Book Title: Jack of Hearts|
The author of the book: Robin F. Gainey
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The size of the: 29.53 MB
Edition: Untreed Reads
Date of issue: June 29th 2012
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Jack of Hearts is a novel of literary fiction told from the point of view of a small, aristocratic dog named Shimoni. This imaginative first novel explores themes of fidelity and honor and offers a fresh perspective of Italian culture and amore.
Shimoni's passion for Italian cuisine and Elvis are rivaled only by his devotion to his masters, a Roman Count and Countess. However, his discovery that Il Conte is having an affair imperils his comfortable life and plunges Shimoni into a quest to rekindle his masters' love and preserve his home.
The path to reconciliation leads Shimoni from the bustling streets of Rome to his owners' rustic villa in the Italian countryside, where he outwits man and beast to save his family, all while making time to fall in love and sample the local Chianti. Shimoni's (mis)adventures yield poignant observations about the nature of love and longing, and the soul's ability to find satisfaction.
An intoxicating blend of adventure, romance, and joi de vivre, Jack of Hearts will appeal to literary devotees, Italophiles and dog-lovers. Author, Robin F. Gainey dishes up a sensuous story with plenty of heart, and empathy for the human, as well as the canine condition.
“A wonderful, funny and touching novel. Shimoni is not simply a dog, he is our guide; he is our friend. Stay by his side, stay with his heart, and he will take you places you haven’t been, and show you things you haven’t seen: after reading Jack Of Hearts you will understand the true depths of love and devotion.
–Garth Stein, The Art Of Racing In The Rain
“This novel has freshness, originality and a huge heart of gold. Shimoni is one of the most unforgettable narrators I’ve ever read, and does he have a story to tell! I loved everything about this book.”
–Susan Wiggs, NY Times Best-Selling Romance Novelist, Just Breathe
“This is a most heartfelt and extraordinary work for a first novel. Ms. Gainey moves easily out of the realities of our everyday lives into an unexpected turn of canine spirit. It is an intriguing and wonderful read.”
–Lynn Andrews, NY Times Best-Selling Author of Medicine Woman
Read information about the authorRobin F. Gainey grew up in a household full of pencils, erasers, Underwood and Royal typewriters (one of each) and case of liquid paper. Raised by her author-grandmother and an extended family of eleven women and two men, there was always something to write about. Throw in a secret side of the family recently revealed and we now have a multi-volume saga with a theme: Transformation. It wasn't until mid-life that she began to air any of the "legacy-linens" in public, mostly embroidered and dyed to embellish the truth. "Write what you know" is mostly what she does. And what she doesn't know, she makes up. It's fiction, after all.
Not fiction: Robin has undergone many transformations. She partnered in the creation and opening of The Gainey Vineyard in Santa Barbara County, California. She presided over various culinary programs offered at the winery and with friend, Julia Child, and others, helped establish the American Institute of Wine and Food. She also oversaw the continued breeding and showing of champion Arabian Horses which was begun by the Gainey Family in 1939 in Arizona and Minnesota. Later, she returned to Seattle to find her heart in writing. She won a Rupert Hughes Award for Fiction for the short story upon which the novel Jack of Hearts is based. R.F. Gainey has completed two literary novels, the first, Jack of Hearts to be released in June, 2012, and is working on a third. Her two favorite cities: Seattle and Rome, Italy. When not writing she enjoys reading, cooking, horseback riding, skiing the mountains of Colorado and traveling the Inside Passage of Western Canada aboard a boat, with one husband, two daughters, two Jack Russells and a cat. All, utterly transforming.
Represented by Peter Miller, PMA Literary and Film
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