Night Road

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St. Martin's Press, Mar 22, 2011 - Fiction - 432 pages
166 Reviews

For a mother, life comes down to a series of choices.

To hold on...

To let go..

To forget...

To forgive...

Which road will you take?

Night Road

For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children's needs above her own, and it shows—her twins, Mia and Zach—are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small, close knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia's best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable.

Jude does everything to keep her kids on track for college and out of harm's way. It has always been easy-- until senior year of high school. Suddenly she is at a loss. Nothing feels safe anymore; every time her kids leave the house, she worries about them.

On a hot summer's night her worst fears come true. One decision will change the course of their lives. In the blink of an eye, the Farraday family will be torn apart and Lexi will lose everything. In the years that follow, each must face the consequences of that single night and find a way to forget...or the courage to forgive.

Vivid, universal, and emotionally complex, NIGHT ROAD raises profound questions about motherhood, identity, love, and forgiveness. It is a luminous, heartbreaking novel that captures both the exquisite pain of loss and the stunning power of hope. This is Kristin Hannah at her very best, telling an unforgettable story about the longing for family, the resilience of the human heart, and the courage it takes to forgive the people we love.

 

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User Review  - jayne_charles - LibraryThing

The start of this book was a bit cheesy, and a certain lack of characterisation meant I didn't have high hopes for it. Central character Lexi has been dragged from pillar to post in her early life but ... Read full review

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User Review  - nyiper - LibraryThing

The story, as others have written, does move along but it does seem to be awfully long in terms of getting anywhere. Lexi and Mia sound too perfect and Jude is "the perfect mother" until. I was ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
17
Section 3
33
Section 4
49
Section 5
59
Section 6
71
Section 7
87
Section 8
104
Section 16
209
Section 17
224
Section 18
239
Section 19
241
Section 20
258
Section 21
272
Section 22
285
Section 23
298

Section 9
123
Section 10
133
Section 11
142
Section 12
150
Section 13
159
Section 14
170
Section 15
191
Section 24
308
Section 25
317
Section 26
327
Section 27
340
Section 28
362
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Kristin Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of novels including Firefly Lane, True Colors and Winter Garden. She was born in Southern California and moved to Western Washington when she was eight. A former lawyer, Hannah started writing when she was pregnant and on bed rest for five months. Writing soon became an obsession, and she has been at it ever since. She is the mother of one son and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii.

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