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Long Drive Home

Large Print - 2011
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A New York Times Bestseller -- Life can change in an instant because of one small mistake. For Glen Bauer, all it takes is a quick jerk of the steering wheel, intended to scare a reckless driver. But the reckless driver is killed, and just like that, Glen's placid suburban existence begins to unravel. As the repercussions threaten to tear his family apart, Glen struggles to understand his guilt and finds himself on yet another collision course, different in kind but equally devastating.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Wheeler Pub., 2011.
ISBN: 9781410442130
1410442136
Branch Call Number: LGPRINT FICTION Allison Will 11/2011
Characteristics: 225 p. (large print) ;,23 cm.

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CindyDiane
Jul 21, 2014

I really wanted to enjoy this book. The beginning was fairly intense and draws the reader in immediately; however, it never goes anywhere. The emotional environment never changes, and it gets old before too long. I skimmed through the middle chapters before finally giving up. I understand the grief of making wrong choices, but the choice he made in the beginning wasn't even necessary. It was frustrating and made me unsympathetic to his continuous internal lament. How long does the reader have to be dragged along to get the point? Certainly not worthy of an entire book. Sadly, it just seemed like a waste of time to me.

momma_g Dec 19, 2012

The selfishness of the characters in this book make it impossible to have any kind of sympathy for their situation. I did not enjoy this book at all.

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BarbaraA
Jun 21, 2012

This is a thoughtful an interesting book but not for those who enjoy external action. It is a story of a man who makes a horrible choice and must live with the consequences. It's a psychological ride but the plot doesn't really "go" anywhere.

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