Range of Motion: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 27, 2012 - Fiction - 208 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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This was a pleasant, easy read. The plot and characters aren't terribly compelling. The best parts are when the character philosophizes about life's ordinary events, like when her mind wanders to why ... Read full review

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another different subject ---- man in coma and his wife visits him daily, waiting for him to wake up. His thoughts are in here, in italics, as well. I found this quite intriguing. Read full review

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Elizabeth Berg's work has won the NEBA Award for fiction and has been included twice on the ALA Best Books of the Year list. Her novel Open House was an Oprah's Book Club pick, and her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Ladies' Home Journal, Redbook, and the New York Times Magazine. She lives outside Chicago, Illinois.

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