The Road Home

The Road Home

Book - 2010
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When a car accident leaves forty-year-old Burke Crenshaw in need of temporary full-time care, he finds himself back in the Vermont home where he grew up as be begins the long recuperation. A burgeoning relationship with the twenty-year-old son of Burke's high school best friend draws him out of himself and into the community he left behind. Exploring local history, he discovers an intriguing series of letters from a Civil War soldier to his fiance. With the help of librarian Sam Guffrey, he begins to research a 125-year-old mystery that seems to be reaching into the present day. The more Burke delves into the past, the more he's forced to confront the person he has become: the choices he made and those he avoided, his ideas of what it takes to be a successful gay man, his feelings about his mother's death, and the suppressed tension that simmers between himself and his father.
Publisher: New York : Kensington ; London : Turnaround [distributor], 2010
ISBN: 9780758218537
0758218532
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ford
Characteristics: 248 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Road home : a novel

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fillups Jun 26, 2012

Fun page turning beach read from an author that is capable of more. This book is on the edge of being better than it is. Overall, Burke's situation is so easily solved that I knew where his salvation would be as soon as I was introduced to all the major characters. There are some fun and interesting details along the way and Thomas Ford is always worth a read but this book feels a little bit too by the numbers. It's enjoyable but slightly disappointing coming from this author.

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Mar 03, 2011

ShannynOakley thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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