THE TEARS GARDEN
A Book by Robin Keen & Robin Treadway
BASED ON & INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY
Based around true events, The Tears Garden has been many years in the writing. It is perhaps the most controversial book of the age. It is both a human story and a political thriller. A dark and explosive odyssey into the unseen world that governs our lives and deaths.
Wes Holbrook, a writer and freelance news-cameraman, is given an assignment at a retirement community in Phoenix, Arizona. However, from that seemingly routine episode, there escalates a chain of events that not only shatters his own life but exposes a conspiracy that has serious implications for each and every one of us.
Along with local homecare nurse Roberta, he begins to investigate the truth further. And so begins a journey that spans from the dark Redwood forests of California to the White House, the lonely backwaters of the Louisiana bayou to Germany during the Third Reich, before reaching a dramatic climax in the borderlands of West Texas.
An outstanding book that we should all read!
The Tears Garden is one of those books that come along very rarely, but when it does you’re left changed by the experience!
Robin Keen began his writing career in a somewhat storybook fashion. In 1976, after exploring all corners of the country on a Greyhound bus, he arrived in Hollywood with his debut screenplay, San Elysium. It soon attracted the interest of Cannon Pictures. The actor Telly Savalas also became involved in the project. Robin was no stranger, however, to the heights of Hollywood society. At the age of 12, he had struck up an unlikely bond with the legendary director John Ford (Stagecoach, The Grapes of Wrath). During those early years, Robin also had the privilege of meeting such iconic stars as Henry Fonda, James Stewart and Bette Davis.
Robin Treadway was born near the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, then spent her early childhood in the bayou country of Moss Bluff, Louisiana, before moving to Globe, Arizona during her teens. She had written on and off throughout her life, though it was only after retiring through illness from a career in nursing that she began to do so more seriously. Robin had a number of independent projects on the go when she was so untimely taken, Jayne, a story based on her life as a hospice nurse, Counting Stars, a teenage road-trip saga set in the 1970s, and The Girl, an historical tale about the Arizona Gold Rush of the 1880s.
THE REAL PEOPLE
The opening storyline of The Tears Garden is based wholly on true events.
Globe and its twin city Miami feature in The Tears Garden. Situated in the southern desert of Arizona, both were built on the sweat and profits of copper mining and share a colorful history that stretches back to the twilight days of the Old West. Not faraway is the canyon that Wes and Roberta hold so dear. These settings have their own special place within the couple’s dramatic odyssey.