Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Gavin Goode by David B Seaburn



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.




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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7 comments:

  1. The cover reminds me of the Scream painting

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  2. I am new to David B. Seaburn but I'm glad I got read about him and his work. I am excited to read this.

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    1. Hi Aubrey--I am glad you are going to read Gavin Goode. I think you'll like it. Thanks!
      Dave Seaburn

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  3. The cover leads to thinking the book is scary but it sounds like a real interesting mystery.

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  4. Literary Fiction - I am interested in reading this.
    And wow a cover that pops.

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    1. I'm glad you love the cover, Barbara. I think you'd love the story just as much.
      Dave Seaburn

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