“I don’t know how, and I don’t know why, but I think I died today.”

Gavin
Goode
by
David B. Seaburn
Genre:
Literary Fiction 
 
I don’t know
how, and I don’t know why, but I think I died today.”
 
So begins the
complex and mysterious journey of Gavin Goode and his family. What
happened to Gavin and why? What secrets will emerge along the way?
Frankie, his wife and a dress store owner, feels guilty, but why? His
son, Ryan, who owns an ice cream parlor, and daughter-in-law, Jenna,
who is a bank manager, are expecting their first baby. How will this
trauma affect them? And what of Rosemary, Frankie’s best friend? Or
Ben Hillman and eleven year old, Christopher? How are they implicated
in the events that unfold around Gavin’s misfortune?
 
This is a story of
despair and hope, dreams and reality, uncertainty and faith,humor,
secrecy, forgiveness and beginnings. As in his previous novels, David
B. Seaburn demonstrates his in-depth understanding of the human
experience and his storytelling mastery.
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In
2010 I retired after having been the director of a public school
based free family counseling center. 

 

 

Prior
to that I was an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Family
Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center for almost
twenty years. During my tenure there I taught in a Family Medicine
Residency Program, practiced Medical Family Therapy and was the
Director of a Family Therapy Training Program.

 

 

In
addition to this I am a retired Presbyterian minister, having
graduated from seminary (Boston University) in 1975. I served a
church full-time from 1975-1981 before entering the mental health
field permanently. I am married; we have two adult daughters and two
wonderful granddaughters.

 

 

My
educational background includes two master’s degrees and a PhD. Most
of my career was as an assistant professor of psychiatry and family
medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. There I wrote
two professional books and over 65 papers and book chapters.

 

 

In
addition to long fiction, I write personal essays, many of which have
been published in the Psychotherapy Networker magazine.

 

 

I
also write a blog, “Going Out Not Knowing,” for Psychology
Today magazine
(http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/going-out-not-knowing).

 

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