Night Road: A Novel

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, Mar 22, 2011 - Fiction - 432 pages

Vivid, universal, and emotionally complex, Kristin Hannah's Night Road raises profound questions about motherhood, identity, love, and forgiveness.

"A rich, multilayered reading experience, and an easy recommendation for book clubs." —Library Journal (starred review)

Life comes down to a series of choices.


To hold on...

To let go...to forget...to forgive...

Which road will you take?

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 out of harm's way. But senior year of high school tests them all. It's a dangerous, explosive season of drinking, driving, parties, and kids who want to let loose. And then on a hot summer's night, one bad decision is made. 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.

"You cannot read Night Road and not be affected by the story and the characters. The total impact of the book will stay with you for days to come after it is finished." —The Huffington Post

 

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After years of being married Elizabeth and Jackson Shore now find themselves empty nesters. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job across the country and Elizabeth's father suddenly passes away...they ... Read full review

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I do not recommend reading this is you have lost a young member of your family to a car accident caused by drunken driving. For as sad and tragic as the book was, the ending was a little too perfect. 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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About the author (2011)

KRISTIN HANNAH is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including The Nightingale, The Great Alone, and The Four Winds. A former lawyer turned writer, she lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.

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