Coast Road

Coast Road

Life's greatest gifts come to us by accident. Barbara Delinsky has always had a gift for creating tales of extraordinary emotional power and depth. Now the New York Times bestselling author of Three Wishes surpasses herself once again in a novel that takes readers on a journey as richly textured, colorful, and poignant as the northern California landscape in which the book is set.

Rachel Keats and Jack McGill were artists, deeply in love when they married, until the rush of life took its toll. After ten years of marriage, they divorced and went their separate ways. Jack stayed in San Francisco. Rachel moved with their two young daughters to Big Sur.

Six years later, an alarming middle-of-the-night phone call demands that Jack put aside his own busy life and career as a leading architect to rush to his ex-wife's hospital bed. While she lies comatose, Jack maintains a bedside vigil and finds himself getting to know Rachel better than he ever did -- through their daughters, her friends, and, even more, through her art. Meanwhile, the beauty and grace of the Redwood canyon where she has made her home also work their own special alchemy upon Jack. He begins to see Rachel, his daughters, and the story of his marriage with new eyes.

Coast Road celebrates those things in life that matter most -- the kinship of neighbors, the companionship of friends, and the irreplaceable time spent with children and family. Barbara Delinsky depicts with exquisite accuracy the ties that bind each of us to those people and places we hold most dear.

Title:Coast Road
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780743467179
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    Coast Road Reviews

  • Linda

    Rachel Keats and Jack McGill had been divorced for six years when he got the call. She was in accident and at the hospital, would he come?Bitter, Jack thought he would drive up from San Francisco -Rac...

  • Mo

    This is my first time reading this author and I must say, I really enjoyed the book. Well written with great "older" characters. Jack and Rachel have been divorced for six years ... although I thought...

  • Amy

    I have read a few Barbara Delinsky- and in the few I have read, admire her for taking on wounded women. Let me amend that and say: wounded but strong women. In this book, Rachel is in a coma. Her best...

  • Leona

    A beautiful story about life, loss, love and second chances. My favorite by this author. ...

  • Betsy

    Enjoying this. Can lend it to another Nook reader if anyone wants it....

  • Barbara

    Very touching story that could happen to anyone in these times. Jack, husband and father, gets caught up in his career and his wife and daughters feel neglected to the extent that his wife leaves him....

  • Janelle Jansson

    I have read many Barbara Delinsky novels. This wasn't one of her best. This will probably be my last Delinsky novel. I found many grammatical errors throughout the book. Wasn't impressed at all. I als...

  • Marca

    First world problems sap-fest. Lots of repetition as to what the characters are thinking, as if we listening to their minds mull things over and over and over. Jack McGill’s ex-wife Rachel is injure...

  • Kim

    When all you have to do is drive all day, you listen to audio books! Was in the car a lot today and I spent it listening to Coast Road by Barbara Delinsky. The book was a good novel, and it ended unli...

  • Stacy

    What went wrong? As Jack waits at the bedside of his comatose ex-wife, he has a lot of time to reflect on his relationships. He learns more about Rachel from his daughters and her friends.Will Rachel ...