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By Barbara Delinsky

Hailed as “a heartwarming tale” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis), a party of what concerns so much in lifestyles, Barbara Delinsky’s profoundly relocating New York Times bestseller is as richly textured and pleasing because the Northern California panorama within which it really is set.

Jack McGill selected his architectural occupation over his relatives, and back domestic from another business journey to discover that his spouse, Rachel, had left him. Now, six years later, a motor vehicle twist of fate has left Rachel clinging to existence, and he or she and their daughters desperately want him. placing paintings on carry for the 1st time in his lifestyles, Jack makes a decision to sit down by way of his ex-wife's bedside. As he meets Rachel's many new associates, and attempts to deal with teenage daughters and their difficulties, he learns extra a couple of girl he by no means particularly knew, her expressive paintings, and the key that made her go away. a lot to his astonishment, Jack starts off to determine Rachel, his daughters, and the tale of his marriage with new eyes.

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Through Rachel's best friend, Katherine, Jack learns about a secret Rachel had hidden from him during the days they were married. " He reevaluates his life, digging deep into his heart's desires, and decides to quit his job and stay at Rachel's side, even if she never wakes up. Coast Road deals with some very difficult subjects, such as miscarriage, divorce, traveling husbands, breast cancer, and the ramifications of living in a coma. However, once you get past the research exposition and the bantering, you'll laugh and cry (a lot) at what this once-separated family goes through.

But Samantha wasn't Hope. Two years apart in age, they were light-years apart in personality. Samantha was fifteen going on thirty, a little know-it-all who didn't take kindly to being treated like a child. Thirteen-year-old Hope was sensitive and silent. Samantha would ask the questions. Hope would see every nuance of the answers. "I'm sure you're upset, too, " he said, "but you're older than she is. Maybe if you help her, she'll help you. Give each other strength, y'know? " "I keep thinking about Highway One, Dad.

By the time the doctors tell him they don't know how long Rachel will be in the coma, Jack has reacquainted himself with his children, and fond memories have surfaced of his ex-wife and her creative artistic talent. Through Rachel's best friend, Katherine, Jack learns about a secret Rachel had hidden from him during the days they were married. " He reevaluates his life, digging deep into his heart's desires, and decides to quit his job and stay at Rachel's side, even if she never wakes up. Coast Road deals with some very difficult subjects, such as miscarriage, divorce, traveling husbands, breast cancer, and the ramifications of living in a coma.

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