Owl Island

By Randy Sue Coburn
Read by Carrington MacDuffie

13.28 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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Among the towering firs and windswept beaches of a Pacific Northwest island, a woman’s long-ago first love unexpectedly returns, teaching her the damaging power of secrets and the liberating lessons of love. Widow Phoebe Allen has single-handedly raised a wonderful daughter and established a successful business supplying nets to fisherman and now enjoys the amorous attentions of a longtime friend. When she learns that her old boyfriend, Whitney Traynor, has purchased a house nearby, she must confront long-suppressed feelings for her charismatic first love, now a high-profile film director. For years, Phoebe has concealed truths from her daughter and may now be forced to divulge them. As the past rushes forth like an inevitable tide, Phoebe discovers the life-transforming benefits of opening one’s heart.

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Summary

Summary

Among the towering firs and windswept beaches of a Pacific Northwest island, a woman’s long-ago first love unexpectedly returns, teaching her the damaging power of secrets and the liberating lessons of love.

Widow Phoebe Allen has single-handedly raised a wonderful daughter and established a successful business supplying nets to fisherman and now enjoys the amorous attentions of a longtime friend. When she learns that her old boyfriend, Whitney Traynor, has purchased a house nearby, she must confront long-suppressed feelings for her charismatic first love, now a high-profile film director. For years, Phoebe has concealed truths from her daughter and may now be forced to divulge them. As the past rushes forth like an inevitable tide, Phoebe discovers the life-transforming benefits of opening one’s heart.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Seattle writer Randy Sue Coburn wields a confident broad brush and has a sharp eye for tiny, perfect detail…Owl Island is a story that moves along like good jazz: smooth until it surprises, then smooth again.” Oregonian
“Rich and poignant…Like a gem, Owl Island is brilliant, multifaceted and impossible not to enjoy.” Oklahoma Gazette
“[Coburn’s] depictions of the Pacific Northwest—with its windswept beaches and cedar-scented air—are evocative and rich.” Booklist
“MacDuffie’s solid reading is particularly sensitive to the characters’ moods and emotions, ranging from delight to grief…Listeners will find themselves drawn into this journey of self-discovery.” Booklist (audio review)
“Coburn’s beautifully realized novel perceptively assesses what women do in love. A richly conceived portrait of memory and identity.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Randy Sue Coburn

Randy Sus Coburn, a former newspaper reporter, is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Remembering Jody and the screenplay for the major feature film Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle. She lives in Seattle and teaches writing at the University of Washington.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 13.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English