THE HEALING of HOWARD BROWN (babybingusbooks)


“This is your last chance to do something right, son. Don’t screw it up.” Hal Brown, Sr.

Hal Brown, Sr., a man on his death-bed who regularly downs a couple of Sierra Nevada beers, followed by a shot of scotch and a couple of oxys, gives his finger to the big guy upstairs and makes it known he’s not going anywhere, until his so-called psychotic daughter, Elizabeth-Sissie-Betty Jo-whatever name she’s going by today, is by his side.

“And though he (dad) didn’t say it,” 60-year-old son, Howard Brown, Jr. sets out on a journey, to find his missing sister with his dog, Mr. Booper, who he often calls, Loopy. Searching for his sister is not his first choice, but “fulfilling dad’s tasks have rarely been easy.” Immediately, Howard is confronted with a cast of characters out of a Quentin Tarantino film … and they keep coming, providing some humor to relieve the seriousness of the issues at hand.

Jeb Stewart Harrison’s novel, THE HEALING of HOWARD BROWN brought to mind the novels of Roland Merullo, particularly, BREAKFAST WITH BUDDAH. Along the way, to his childhood home, and hopefully his sister, Howard finds more than expected and what he’s missing in the most unlikely places. The journey allows Howard to meditate on family relationships, issues such as love,life, death, fear and ultimately finding one’s personal peace. We the readers, if open, are able to learn from some of Howard, Mr. Booper and even the author, Jeb’s experiences.



Jeb Stewart Harrison is a freelance writer, songwriter, musician and painter in Stinson Beach, California. Jeb’s debut novel, HACK, was published by Harper Davis Publishers in August 2012. In 2015, he received his MFA from Pacific Lutheran University at the tender age of 60, and followed up with the publication of “The Healing of Howard Brown” in August, 2016. He also records and plays electric bass guitar with the popular instrumental combo The Treble Makers, as well as Bay Area favorites Call Me Bwana.

WE HAVE ONE COPY OF THE HEALING of HOWARD BROWN TO GIVEAWAY. Just tell us about a book that you’ve read, which has spoken to your heart. We’ll announce a winner next Monday.

USA only, please.

13 thoughts on “THE HEALING of HOWARD BROWN by Jeb Stewart Harrison& GIVEAWAY

  1. This answer will always have to be The Fault In Our Stars, I think. The idea of finding perfect love under their circumstances. ….

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