Parnassus Books welcomes Corabel Shofner as she reads from and signs Almost Paradise.
Twelve-year-old Ruby Clyde Henderson’s life suddenly changes the day her mother’s boyfriend holds up a convenience store and her mother is wrongly jailed for assisting the crime. Ruby Clyde and her pet pig, Bunny, hide out during the robbery, and then afterward, terrified and very much alone, they find their way to her estranged Aunt Eleanor’s home. Aunt Eleanor is an ornery, solitary nun who lives in a peach orchard on Paradise Ranch. Can Ruby Clyde and Aunt Eleanor heal old wounds, save Ruby Clyde’s mother, and bring the whole family back together again?
Corabel Shofner is a wife, mother, attorney, and author. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in English literature and was on Law Review at Vanderbilt University School of Law. Her shorter work has appeared or is forthcoming in Willow Review, Word Riot, Habersham Review, Hawaii Review, Sou’wester, South Carolina Review, South Dakota Review, and Xavier Review. Almost Paradise is her first novel.