Bestselling Author Greg Kincaid Brings Us A Quirky Spiritual Tale
From the New York Times bestselling author of A Dog Named Christmas
“A parable for those who prefer spiritual quests to be lightened by whimsy…This novel finds [Kincaid] extending his approach into the metaphysical realm, exploring some of life’s eternal questions and mysteries…[and] much of the interplay is as cute as the novel’s title.” —Kirkus Reviews
Readers first fell in love with bestselling author Greg Kincaid when they read his heartwarming novel A Dog Named Christmas, which became a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie that the Wall Street Journal called “enchanting” and “mercilessly affecting.” Kincaid continued to move readers with touching sequels, Christmas with Tucker and A Christmas Home, garnering national attention from media including the Washington Post and USA Today. Now, TANTRIC COCONUTS (Crown; July 29, 2014) takes this beloved author in a new direction.
Holding degrees in law and philosophy, Kincaid has always been fascinated by neurology, psychology, and religion, and these interests are on display in TANTRIC COCONUTS. Ted Day and Angel Two Sparrow, along with their two canine companions, are on a pilgrimage across America that is sure to appeal to fans of travel classics such as Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, The Alchemist, and Travels with Charley.
Free spirit Angel Two Sparrow is having trouble making ends meet. When she inherits her eccentric Aunt Lilly’s bookmobile and half-wolf named No Barks, she dreams up yet another life plan. After painting her business card on the side of the van, Angel and No Barks set off across America hoping to jump-start a new career as a “Native American Spiritual Consultant.” Meanwhile, traveling in the opposite direction, Ted Day and his stalwart Irish Terrier-mix, Argo, are on a much needed vacation, desperate for spiritual nourishment.
These two lives—four if you count the canines—collide. Literally. Once the dust settles, Ted and Angel sense that something bigger and more profound has been set in motion. The couple embarks on a wild road trip, detouring into some rarely traveled corridors of the human soul. “Coming from the author of books such as A Dog Named Christmas and Christmas with Tucker,” Kincaid says, “this new novel might at first blush sound like a departure for me. And yet, Angel and Ted’s journey throughout the Southwest reveals the themes at the heart of all my work: the ultimate questions of life and love, of companionship and overcoming the odds.”
GREG KINCAID is the New York Times bestselling author of A Dog Named Christmas, as well as the beloved novels, Christmas with Tucker and A Christmas Home. Two of these three novels have been made into TV movies that garnered record-setting television audiences and rave reviews. Greg is a practicing lawyer who specializes in family law mediation. He is also a marathon runner, an active advocate for literacy, and a supporter of the humane treatment of animals. He helped start the Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays program, which has found homes for tens of thousands of shelter dogs across the nation. The father of five children, Greg lives on a farm in eastern Kansas with his wife, two cats, and two dogs. To learn more, visit www.gregkincaid.com.