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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: Jacquelyn Mitchard Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Claudia Hutchinson | 2/20/2014

    " This was a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chamie | 2/19/2014

    " I love her books on audio they really keep my attention which is saying alot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kelly Patrick | 2/18/2014

    " My current audio book. It's a very good story about a family's struggle through a breakup and a terrible disease. The story is told from the perspective of Julie, the mother, and Gabe, her teenage son. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Randy | 2/16/2014

    " I put off reading this for a while because some aspects of it were a little bit too close to home in a few ways. It certainly held my attention, and I was a bit tearful over some parts, but other aspects left me disappointed. Too much repetition, and I wasn't wild about the back-and-forth narration. And wow -- only in a novel could Prince Charming arrive that much on schedule! Oh, and why was I NOT surprised by the final chapter? I adored The Deep End of the Ocean, but that was a long time ago, I guess. "

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