Barbara Delinsky Coast Road: A Novel

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Coast Road: A Novel

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People magazine called Barbara Delinsky's Three Wishes, "a heart-tugging story of love and redemption that is surprisingly powerful." Now, in her latest New York Times bestseller, Delinsky delivers a profoundly moving tale that is as richly textured. colorful, and poignant as the northern California landscape in which it is set.

When Jack McGill chose his career as an architect over his family, he returned home from yet another business trip to find that his wife Rachel had left him. But now six years later a car accident has left Rachel clinging to life, and she and their two daughters desperately need him. Putting his work on hold for the first time in his life, Jack decides to sit by his ex-wife's bedside. There, meeting Rachel's many new friends, and trying to cope with two teenage daughters and their problems, he learns about a woman he never really knew, her expressive art, and the secret that made her leave. Much to his astonishment, Jack begins to see Rachel, his daughters, and the story of his marriage with new eyes.

Celebrating the things in life that matter most -- the kinship of neighbors, the companionship of friends, and the irreplaceable time spent with children and family -- Coast Road depicts with exquisite accuracy the ties that bind each of us to those people and places we hold most dear.

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In the famed romantic tradition that only Barbara Delinsky can deliver, you'll meet emotion-packed characters who make you forget whatever it was you were doing before you picked up Coast Road. In this story, workaholic Jack McGill is brought to his knees when he learns that his ex-wife Rachel is in a coma after a car accident. When he rushes to her side to be a dutiful father to his children, he is met with abrasive verbal abuse not only from his children, but also from Rachel's best friends.

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. The secret, revealed through artwork, is one of the many factors that thrust Jack into "introspection mode." 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. Delinsky paints vivid pictures of Rachel, who remains in a coma for about 99 percent of the book, but you'll see that it sometimes takes a life-threatening accident to rekindle the fires of love. --Candy Paape

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Barbara Delinsky is the New York Times bestselling author of more than sixty-five books, including Three Wishes, A Woman's Place, and For My Daughters. A master of emotional intensity, she touches the minds and hearts of her readers with intricately woven stories about domestic drama and relationships. More than twenty million copies of her books are in print worldwide, in eighteen different languages. She and her husband, both lifelong New Englanders, have three grown sons.

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