Rush Home Road

January 21, 2003|
Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens
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Brilliantly structured and achingly lyrical, this beautiful first novel by the award-winning author of The Girls tells the story of two unlikely people thrown together who transform each other''s lives forever.

When 5-year old Sharla Cody is dumped on the doorstep of Addy Shadd, a 70-year old woman living in a trailer park, Addy does not know how completely her life is about to change. She''s hardly used to company and the troubled Sharla is not the sweet, beautiful angel she had envisioned. Over time, Addy and Sharla form a bond that neither of them expected-and Sharla begins to undergo a transformation under Addy''s patient and loving care. But much to Addy''s surprise and dismay, Sharla''s presence brings back memories of her own tumultuous childhood. As she reminisces about her days growing up in Rusholme, a town settled by fugitive slaves in the mid 1800s, she remembers her family and her first love and confronts the painful experience that drove her away from home, never to return.
LORI LANSENS was a successful screenwriter before writing her first novel, Rush Home Road, which was translated into twelve languages and published in fifteen countries. Her follow-up novel, The Girls, was an international success and was a Richard & Judy book-club pick in the UK, selling 300,000 copies. Her next book was The Wife&...
Title:Rush Home RoadFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:560 pages, 8.06 X 5.17 X 1.2 inShipping dimensions:560 pages, 8.06 X 5.17 X 1.2 inPublished:January 21, 2003Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0676974511

ISBN - 13:9780676974515

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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