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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,701 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard Narrator: Anna Field Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Where can a woman turn when her own life threatens to overwhelm her ability to keep her children safe? New York Times best-selling author Jacquelyn Mitchard takes the readers of her newest novel on a wry and moving journey of loss and healing.

Giving advice is what Julieanne does for a living; every Sunday she doles it out in a column in her local Wisconsin paper. But when it comes to her personal life, Julie herself seems to have missed some clues. Having worked creatively to keep her 20-year marriage to Leo fresh and exciting and to be a good mother, she is completely caught off guard when he tells her he needs to go on a sabbatical from their life together, leaving Julie and their three children behind. But it soon becomes clear that his leave of absence is meant to be permanent. Things take a turn for the worse when Julie is diagnosed with a serious illness and the children undertake a dangerous journey to find Leo...before it's too late. As the known world sinks precariously from view, the clan must navigate their way through the shoals of love, guilt, and betrayal. Together, with the help of Leo's parents and Julie's best friend, they work their way back to solid ground and a new definition of family.

No one illuminates modern love, marriage, and parenting better than Jacquelyn Mitchard. Written with her trademark poignancy, humor, and insight, The Breakdown Lane is her most moving, eloquent, and life-affirming work yet. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Linda | 2/13/2014

    " Gave it a 3.5. I enjoyed hearing the story from two perspectives. As Leo leaves his 20-year marriage, Julie learns she has MS. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Emily | 2/8/2014

    " This one took of slowly but once it got going it kept tumbling around until I had to read it. I found it to be very real, which I love and hate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rae | 2/1/2014

    " this was a great read. I came away thinking that it is difficult to 'pick' who would be the support if anything like this should happen to me.A very insightful and sometimes hurtful read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rebecca Gross | 1/28/2014

    " This book was a stressful book to listen too, you love some characters and hate others. "

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