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A Review: Gordon Osmond’s Turner’s Point

TurnersPoint350dpi_Cropped_(1)Turner’s Point by Gordon Osmond (Secret Cravings Publishers, 2014) chronicles the fall and recovery of a group of friends, relatives, and associates in a small town in Ohio. The crisis develops when a socially prominent wife and mother who is an aspiring actress and her son are both seduced by a washed-up Hollywood actor in town for a play (Slipping on Stardust, Secret Cravings, 2013). When he leaves, the Brockway family is in shambles. After their divorce, Dan—his law practice destroyed by an associate—leaves Ohio to open a new practice in California, accompanied by his new college-age girlfriend he acquired while his wife was engaged in her affair.

Eileen and son Kyle come to terms with their failures, confront their challenges, and begin their own recovery in their hometown with the help of some new friends. Eileen moves beyond the affair and divorce in search of financial success on her journey to personal success. Kyle joins her financial venture and embraces his gay lover and lifestyle on the road to his own happily-ever-after.

Turner’s Point is more literary fiction than traditional contemporary romance. Turner’s Point is filled with complex characters whose dysfunctional relationships are only resolved when they confront their challenges, then seek personal happiness and fulfillment. In the vernacular, sucking it up and moving on. Osmond graphically illustrates how those who don’t embrace healing are doomed to wallow in self-pity, and, eventually, turn outward in vicious tirades and personal attacks on others.

Turner’s Point is a highly recommended read. Osmond examines some of the more negative aspects of the human condition, then allows the characters to confront their devils to achieve personal absolution and triumph. A great read for those who appreciate hard-earned happily-ever-afters.

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Gordon Osmond Visits An Author’s Desk

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAuthor Gordon Osmond  is today’s guest at An Author’s Desk. Gordon is a multi-genre writer of humor, non-fiction, instructional, autobiography, and contemporary American fiction. He is published with Secret Cravings Publishing and America Star Books.

“After moving to Brazil five years ago, four of my books have been written and published. I’m retired and very well taken care of by a domestic companion whom I married last year under Brazilian law; therefore, I can dedicate all of my working hours to writing books and book reviews for Bookpleasures.com and Bookideas.com and teaching English as a Second Language.”

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“My book, So You Think You Know English—a Guide to English for Those Who Think They Don’t Need One is a humorous take on the essentials of English, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Wet Firecrackers—the Unauthorized Autobiography of Gordon Osmond is a tell-all book which cost me the friendship of many friends and family members.

 My two novels, Slipping on Stardust and Turner’s Point are described below.

IMG_0102When writing a book, as contrasted with correspondence and social and political blogging, I write in cursive, usually in a bucolic outdoor setting furnished with instrumental music and light alcohol. I then turn to the computer for transcription and editing. My computer desk is unremarkable, but my chair is a miracle. I have always used the same ergonomic chair, which involves kneeling rather than sitting. As I am not a churchgoer, the chair fulfills my kneeling needs. Because of hours, days, and years with this chair, I’ve never experienced a moment of back, neck, or shoulder pain.

As I have written both fiction and non-fiction books as well as eight full-length produced stage plays in genres from drama to serious comedy to farce to futuristic horror, I am looking for something new. It’s not easy.”

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Turner’s Point
A Contemporary American novel (serious comedy) Secret Cravings Publishing (April, 2014)

TurnersPoint350dpi_Cropped_(1)The reasons for the explosion of the Brockway marriage are folded into the narrative of Turner’s Point, making it a stand-alone novel. Those reasons are explored in detail and in real time in my debut novel, Slipping on Stardust, published by Secret Cravings Publishing in 2013, which is available at the same online booksellers as Turner’s Point.

Turner’s Point follows the fallout from the explosion of the marriage of Dan and Eileen Brockway. Specifically:

  • Their son’s discovery of his sexual orientation and his true love
  • the travails of Dan, his new bride, and Dan’s longtime friend, Raul, in establishing a new law firm in California
  • the triumphant efforts of Eileen and her son to resurrect their shattered lives back in their hometown of Johnson, Ohio
  • Raul’s reunion with his secret daughter

In addition to San Diego, Hollywood, and Johnson, the story travels to the world of Wall Street lawyers and media personalities in New York City.

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