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The Guncle

Steven Rowley

Warwick’s, in partnership with The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild, presents
Steven Rowley
in conversation with Byron Lane

The Guncle

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 4:00pm PDT

The Guncle
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This is a free virtual event on Zoom and Facebook Live.

On Wednesday, June 2nd at 4:00pm PDT Warwick's, in partnership with Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild, will host Steven Rowley as he discusses his new book, The Guncle, in conversation with Byron Lane. Steven Rowley is the author of The Editor and the national bestseller Lily and the Octopus, which has been translated into nineteen languages. He has worked as a freelance writer, newspaper columnist, and screenwriter. Originally from Portland, Maine, Rowley is a graduate of Emerson College. He lives in Palm Springs, California.

Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP, for short), has always loved his niece, Maisie, and nephew, Grant. That is, he loves spending time with them when they come out to Palm Springs for weeklong visits, or when he heads home to Connecticut for the holidays. But in terms of caretaking and relating to two children, no matter how adorable, Patrick is, honestly, overwhelmed.

So when tragedy strikes and Maisie and Grant lose their mother and Patrick's brother has a health crisis of his own, Patrick finds himself suddenly taking on the role of primary guardian. Despite having a set of Guncle Rules ready to go, Patrick has no idea what to expect, having spent years barely holding on after the loss of his great love, a somewhat-stalled acting career, and a lifestyle not-so-suited to a six- and a nine-year-old. Quickly realizing that parenting--even if temporary--isn't solved with treats and jokes, Patrick's eyes are opened to a new sense of responsibility, and the realization that, sometimes, even being larger than life means you're unfailingly human.

With the humor and heart we've come to expect from Steven Rowley, The Guncle is a moving tribute to the power of love, patience, and family in even the most trying of times.

Byron Lane is the author of A Star Is Bored, a debut novel People Magazine named a Best Book of Summer and The New York Times hails as “wildly funny.” Lane is also an acclaimed playwright and screenwriter. He’s previously worked as a journalist and assistant to celebrities including Carrie Fisher. He’s originally from New Orleans and lives in Palm Springs with his partner, Steven Rowley, and their dog, Tilda.

The Guncle Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525542285
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 25th, 2021