The Guncle

The Guncle

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From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus and The Editor comes a warm and deeply funny novel about a once-famous gay sitcom star whose unexpected family tragedy leaves him with his niece and nephew for the summer.

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 a bit out of his league.

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 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 bestselling author Steven Rowley, The Guncle is a moving tribute to the power of love, patience, and family in even the most trying of times.

Title:The Guncle
ISBN:9780525542285
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    The Guncle Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    My favorite feel good fiction of the year is celebrating its birthday today! I cannot express how much I loved this book and invested in those wonderful characters! What are you waiting for! Add your ...

  • Taylor Reid

    If you liked Lily and the Octopus and The Editor, both of which I loved, then this is a no-brainer. Steven is the best. His books are always filled with such depth, and heart, and humor. This new one ...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    I'm pretty sure this book gave me diabetes. Unless you're allergic to smiling, you should pick this up for whenever you need to turn your frown upside down : ) “You look like Harry Potter.”“Th...

  • Kim ~ It?s All About the Thrill

    Perfection!! I absolutely loved this book! All the martinis for this one! I couldn't get enough of Patrick's (GUP) snarky humor! Don't call him Pat by the way...just saying..I can't even put my finger...

  • Jordan (Jordy?s Book Club)

    QUICK TAKE: I’m so excited for all of you to finally get your hands on what is for sure one of my favorite books of the year, perfect for those of you looking for a laugh or all those emotional feel...

  • Larry H

    You know the feeling when a book is as amazing as you hoped it would be, maybe even better? That's how I felt reading Steven Rowley's new book, The Guncle .⁣Patrick was a well-known actor on a te...

  • Michelle

    They often say (whoever they are) that you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover. Well, I disagree. When I first saw this cover a smile overtook my face. The whimsy just about stole my heart and I knew...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Audiobook....read by the author: Steven Rowley .....9 hours and 27 minutes ***A FAVORITE AUDIOBOOK***LOVED IT!!! GET IT!!! LISTEN TO IT!!! Patrick O’Hara, Guncle, or simply, GUP, is what the childre...

  • Whitney Erwin

    This book was perfection!!! Such a cute and adorable story. This book is mostly light and funny but there is also a thought provoking side of the book about grief and second chances. The characters ar...

  • Optimist ?King's Wench?

    Shameless Release Day Bump because I ❤️'d the stuffing out of this book. It made me feel good and is the perfect pool summertime read. Make sure you get you one of those obnoxiously huge floats wi...