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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,738 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Delinsky Narrator: Laura Hicks Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9781442353510
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Coast Road. Where life's greatest gifts come to us by accident.

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 lifeless, 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 revealingly, through her art. Meanwhile, the beauty and grace of the redwood canyon where she has made their 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. In this masterful new novel, Barbara Delinsky depicts with exquisite accuracy the ties that bind each of us to those people and places we hold most dear. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “ The road to recovery for both Jack and Rachel makes for a heartwarming story.” 

    Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • “A remarkable journey…Delinsky delves deeper into the human heart and spirit with each new novel.” 

    Cincinnati Enquirer

  • “Delinsky's latest love story is filled with heartache, self-discovery, and renewal.” 

    Library Journal

  • “A winner…Delinsky delivers an emotion-packed journey…firmly cementing her status as a bestselling writer of top-notch books.” 

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marion | 2/17/2014

    " kind of a predictable romantic ending, but good book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 2/13/2014

    " I read this on a cruise and though it was an emotional book, it was a good, light read that held my interest 'til the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chad | 2/10/2014

    " Had to read this for a book club. I can't even begin to describe how disappointing this book is. Characters that are super flimsy and a story driven by an incredibly unbelievable plot do make for a fast read but do not leave any lasting impressions. If I wanted a story that leaned heavily on stereotypes and caricatures I would watch the evening news instead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judi Dearmond | 2/8/2014

    " My all time fav by Ms. Delinsky. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/31/2014

    " I thought this was good - not great, but something I'd tell my mom to read. The ending is slightly predictable, but the journey to get there was a nice, thought-provoking read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/28/2014

    " A story of self-discovery from the perspective of ex-husband of Rachel and mostly absent father of Hope and Samantha, Jack. When Rachel ends up in a coma after a horrific car accident, Jack resentfully travels to Big Sur to care for his children. During countless hours holding bedside vigil at Rachel's side and stepping outside of himself, he learns more about himself from Rachel's friends and his daughters about his own lacking happiness, gaining an entirely new perspective on life and what is really important in life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 1/22/2014

    " I couldn't put the book down. I read it in 2 days. I just had to see what happened. Aside from the multiple profanities and descriptive first teen sexual encounter, I really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/21/2014

    " This book was better than I thought it would be. It was touching and it told of divorce from a man's point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bj Hoover | 1/20/2014

    " This is more Jack's story than Rachel's, but it stresses those things most important in life: family, friends, loyalty and commitment. I really enjoyed the development in the plot and the history that led to the present. I highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 1/11/2014

    " This was a really good book and easy read. It's a nice love story about priorities. The only thing I didn't like was the occational swear word that I didn't feel was necessary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 1/10/2014

    " I enjoyed every minute of this book. It causes you to think about what priorities in life should be, about life and love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 1/8/2014

    " I liked this much more than her usual books. Loved the familiar local. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alfgrf | 1/2/2014

    " I like Barbara Delinsky's style of romance writing - this book did not disappoint. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joy | 12/13/2013

    " This is the only book I've read by Barbara Delinsky. I'd love to hear if there was a better book to read by her. Otherwise, Coast Road will be the only one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharrah | 12/13/2013

    " Very heartwarming. This could captivate the hearts of its readers... the inspirations and messages that it conveys for the readers shoot the target. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra Walke | 12/4/2013

    " One of my favorites of hers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julia | 11/22/2013

    " This novel reminded me of a Nicholas Sparks (and I am not especially a fan of his). The plot is sweet and realistic, but the style is a bit too predictable and syrupy sweet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loraine | 11/12/2013

    " I liked how this story unfolded, how the characters developed by remembering their past, and connecting it with their present and then their futures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Marie | 9/9/2013

    " I read this a long time ago and really liked it. It was different, as the main character was male and dealt just as much on his relationship with his two daughters as it did on the love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy T | 7/18/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. Another good by one of my favourite authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eva | 7/15/2013

    " It was refreshing to read women's fiction that had such a well-developed male character. Lovely to see his growth and regret.Delinsky creates real worlds for me to visit and this was no exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arbkdbarb | 7/5/2013

    " Even though you can pretty much see where this is headed, the reading is good getting there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 7/1/2013

    " I have always liked Delinsky's books and this one was also good. Thought it dragged out a bit, there were lessons to be learned about how short life is or could be. Good book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 4/15/2013

    " I loved that the love story works out in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret McGugan | 12/30/2012

    " Loved this book. It's a relaxing easy read. Perfect for summer "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nanci | 12/17/2012

    " This one made me ball my eyes out! It just really struck a chord with me. I loved that no matter how bad things got there was something positive out of it. I'm pretty sure this is the first one of hers I read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Germaine Chevarie | 11/29/2012

    " I enjoyed reading Coast Road. Found it relaxing and exciting at the same time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherrie Feist | 9/17/2012

    " LOVED this book. It has a nice twist and I liked the evolution of the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thea | 9/12/2012

    " I enjoyed this book but it was predictable. I always like a good love story though. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 7/15/2012

    " Interestingly, this book started off much more quickly than the other books I've read by Delinsky--a pleasant surprise. Also it's more consistently told from the man's point of view, which is different as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Janssen | 6/27/2012

    " I thought this was a good book from the male perspective even though the main character was in a coma for the entire book. Even though I kind of knew where it was headed, it was nice to get a different view of the struggles of the family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Dehay | 4/30/2012

    " Just the light read I was looking for. A bit unrealistic but that is what made it a nice escape , I enjoyed this book as I have all of delinsky books "

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About the Author
Author Barbara Delinsky

Barbara Delinsky, author of Escape, Not My Daughter, While My Sister Sleeps, The Secret Between Us, and Family Tree, has written more than twenty bestselling novels with over thirty million copies in print. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, she also wrote a nonfiction book, Uplift: Secrets From the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors, which is currently in its fifth printing. All of the proceeds from the book go to charity, which funds an ongoing research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. A lifelong New Englander, Delinsky earned a BA in psychology from Tufts University and an MA in sociology from Boston College.

About the Narrator

Laura Hicks is an Obie Award–winning actress who has appeared on Broadway, off Broadway, and in regional theater, film, and television. A native New Yorker and a Juilliard graduate, she has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Australia, Austria, Italy, and Ireland.