Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345469373, 355pp.
Publication Date: June 28, 2011
Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a family. From a distance, their lives look picture perfect. But after the girls leave home, Jack and Elizabeth quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job, Elizabeth puts her own needs aside to follow him across the country. Then tragedy turns Elizabeth's world upside down. In the aftermath, she questions everything about her life--her choices, her marriage, even her long-forgotten dreams. In a daring move that shocks her husband, friends, and daughters, she lets go of the woman she has become--and reaches out for the woman she wants to be.
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“There are real-life lessons here told with truth, humor, and courage. You will love this story.”—Adriana Trigiani, author of Brava, Valentine
“In fast-moving prose punctuated by snappy asides, [Kristin] Hannah examines whether love and commitment are enough to sustain a marriage when two people who have put their individual dreams on ice get a chance to defrost them. . . . Bottom Line: Shore bet.”—People
“Tender and moving, Distant Shores will have you smiling one minute and reaching for the Kleenex the next.”—Eileen Goudge, author of Once in a Blue Moon
“Certain to strike a chord . . . winning characterizations . . . and a few surprises.”—The Seattle Times
“A compelling tale of true love . . . full of honest emotion.”—The Florida Times-Union