Range of Motion: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 27, 2012 - Fiction - 256 pages
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In this exquisite, emotionally rich novel, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg offers a deeply satisfying story about the bonds of love and the balm of friendship. A young man named Jay lies in a coma after suffering a freak accident, and his wife, Lainey, is the only one who believes he will recover. She sits at his bedside, bringing him reminders of the ordinary life they shared: fragrant flowers, his children’s drawings, his own softly textured shirt. When Lainey’s faith in his recovery falters, she is sustained by two women, Alice and Evie, who teach her about the endurance of friendship—and the genuine power of hope. Filled with beautiful writing and truths about life, Range of Motion is hard to put down and impossible to forget.

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User Review  - oldblack - LibraryThing

I labeled this as romance in the sense that I use the word (although knowing that others use it differently): A story with an ending which is too positive to be believable...and which is perhaps a ... Read full review

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Lainey's life is turned upside down when her husband winds up in a coma following a freak accident. She is the only one who thinks he will "wake up" and she visits him daily, bringing him some ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
31
Section 4
76
Section 5
83
Section 6
102
Section 7
112
Section 8
117
Section 10
133
Section 11
167
Section 12
211
Section 13
221
Section 14
227
Section 15
233
Section 16
235
Copyright

Section 9
128

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About the author (2012)

Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels, including Open House, an Oprah’s Book Club selection, Talk Before Sleep, and The Year of Pleasures, as well as the short story collection The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted. Durable Goods and Joy School were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year. She adapted The Pull of the Moon into a play which enjoyed sold-out performances in Chicago and Indianapolis. Berg’s work has been translated into twenty-seven languages. Three of her novels were turned into television movies. She is the founder of Writing Matters, a four-times-a-year quality reading series dedicated to serving author, audience, and community. She teaches one-day writing workshops, and is a popular speaker at venues around the country. Recently, some of her most popular Facebook postings were collected in Make Someone Happy. She lives outside Chicago.

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