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  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing

I liked this novel for its ability to describe the emotional roller coaster of grief and the grace of marriage. Lainey's nuts and, Jay, lays unresponsive in a coma while she tries to remain positive ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
31
Section 4
210
Section 5
219
Section 6
227
Section 7
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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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