The Breakdown Lane

The Breakdown Lane

Book - 2005
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Every family has its catastrophes . . .

Julieanne Gillis's family collects them. An advice columnist for a local newspaper, Julie dispenses wisdom to her readers, but somehow missed the signs that something was wrong in her own home. Devoted to being a good mother and keeping her twenty-year marriage fresh and exciting, she is shocked by her husband's surprise announcement that he needs a "sabbatical" from their life together -- and devastated when he disappears, leaving Julie with no funds to raise two teenagers and a small daughter alone. But it is the discovery that Julieanne suffers from a serious illness that truly crumbles her family's foundation -- setting her children on a dangerous, quixotic journey to locate their missing father . . . before it's too late.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2005.
ISBN: 9780060587253
Characteristics: 382 p. ;,24 cm.


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kelleypoole Jun 10, 2012

Albeit a depressing plot with husband desertion, chronic illness and snotty adolescent, it's an engaging read. I'd recommend it for the beach or for a snowy winter weekend. It will definitely get your mind off of whatever you have going on and plunge you deep into this family's life. And the ending is pretty well worth it.

Dec 09, 2010

BOOK GROUP, NOV 2010 COMPLETED.Most of the Characters were not likable.I found this story Depressing.

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