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Book
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Edition:
First Simon & Shuster hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
Description:
320 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary:
"Chicago celebrity and pitchman Charles James is supposed to be dead. Everyone believes he was killed in a fiery plane crash - a flight he narrowly missed. But thanks to the remarkable twist of fate, he's very much alive and ready for a second chance at life and love. Escaping death has brought Charles some clarity: the money, the fame, the expensive cars - none of it brought him true joy or peace. The last time he was truly happy was when he was married to his ex-wife, Monica, before their relationship was destroyed by his ambition and greed. In The Road Home, the third installment of the exciting and provacative series that began with The Broken Road and continued in The Forgotten Road, Charles continues his pilgrimage along the iconic Route 66. He intends to finish his trek from Amarillo, Texas to Santa Monica, California, despite learning that he ex-wife is now planning to marry another man. Even with the inital impetus for his trip in jeopardy, Charles still has lessons to learn along the way before he discovers - and arrives at his true destination."-- Provided by publisher.
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LCCN:
2019007757
ISBN:
9781501111822 (hardback)
System Availability:
2
Current Holds:
0
Control Number:
209015
Call Number:
F Eva
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0
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1
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Author Notes
Richard Paul Evans is an American author, born in Utah in 1962. He earned his B.A. at the University of Utah. He previously worked as an advertising executive. His first story was a Christmas story written for his children. He self-published it with the title, The Christmas Box. It became a New York Times bestseller, and was made into a television movie. He has written over 31 bestsellers. Timepiece, The Locket, and A Perfect Day were made into television movies. His awards include the American Mothers Book Award, two first place Storytelling World Awards, The Romantic Times Best Women's Novel of the Year Award, the German leserpreis Gold Award for Romance and three RCC Wilbur Awards. In December 2016, The Mistletoe Secret became a New York Times Bestseller. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)
First Chapter or Excerpt
The Road Home Chapter One I've come to believe that direction is more important than destination. It's better to be in hell looking up toward heaven than it is the other way around. CHARLES JAMES'S DIARY FROM CHARLES JAMES When I was eight years old, about five years before I dismissed God from my life, I asked the priest at church if God made the Garden of Eden. "God made everything," he replied. "Did he make the snake, too?" Even though my question was an honest one, the priest shook his head angrily and called me a naysayer. At that age I had no idea what that meant, but from his tone, I was sure it was something sinful. More than twenty years later I still haven't stopped thinking about that question. Perhaps the truth is that it's impossible to build an Eden without snakes, because there's a snake inside all of us. Likewise, I've come to believe that you can't have order without chaos. That doesn't mean that chaos is desirable or on equal terms with order. The nature and goal of civilization is to bring order to chaos (hence the word "civil"). But I don't see how you can have one without the other. Even anarchy follows rules. My life right now is the perfect example of that conundrum. I'm living on the street with my future unknown, my business closed down, walking to a woman who not only believes I'm dead but might also not even be upset that I am. My life is the epitome of chaos. So why does my life feel more in order than it has in a decade? Maybe because, in the end, where we are is less important than where we're going. Excerpted from The Road Home by Richard Paul Evans All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.
Fiction/Biography Profile
Characters
Charles James (Male), Motivational speaker, Wealthy, Successful, Divorced, Everyone believes he was killed in fiery plane crash; has a second chance at life; continues his journey from Amarillo to Santa Monica
Genre
Fiction
Christian
Inspirational
Topics
Motivational speakers
Second chances
Pilgrimages
Ex-wives
Search for happiness
Setting
Texas - South (U.S.) / West (U.S.)
California - West (U.S.)
Time Period
2000s -- 21st century
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Summary
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans, the dramatic conclusion in the riveting Broken Road trilogy--a powerful redemption story about finding happiness on a pilgrimage across iconic Route 66. <br> <br> Chicago celebrity and pitchman Charles James is supposed to be dead. Everyone believes he was killed in a fiery plane crash, a flight he narrowly missed. But thanks to that remarkable twist of fate, he's very much alive and ready for a second chance at life and love. Escaping death has brought Charles some clarity: the money, the fame, the expensive cars; none of it brought him true joy or peace. The last time he was truly happy was when he was married to his ex-wife Monica, before their relationship was destroyed by his ambition and greed.<br> <br> In the exciting and provocative series that began with The Broken Road and The Forgotten Road , Charles is still on his pilgrimage across the iconic Route 66 in The Road Home . He intends to finish his trek from Amarillo to Santa Monica, despite learning that his ex-wife is now planning to marry another man. With the initial reason for his trip in jeopardy, he still has lessons to learn along the way before he discovers--and arrives at--his true destination.
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