Where the River Ends
By Charles Martin
(Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780767926997, 384pp.)
Publication Date: June 23, 2009
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A powerfully emotional and beautifully written story of heartbreaking loss and undying love
He was a fishing guide and struggling artist from a south George trailer park. She was the beautiful only child of South Carolina’s most powerful senator. Yet once Doss Michaels and Abigail Grace Coleman met by accident, they each felt they’d found their true soul mate.
Ten years into their marriage, when Abbie faces a life-threatening illness, Doss battles it with her every step of the way. And when she makes a list of ten things she hopes to accomplish before she loses the fight for good, Doss is there, too, supporting her and making everything possible. Together they steal away in the middle of the night to embark upon a 130-mile trip down the St. Mary’s River—a voyage Doss promised Abbie in the early days of their courtship.
Where the River Ends chronicles their love-filled, tragedy-tinged journey and a bond that transcends all.
CHARLES MARTIN is the author of six novels. He and his family live in Jacksonville, Florida.
- What does Doss's mother teach him in the novel's opening scenes? What gift does she give him through the words "if you ever find your well empty, nothing but dust–then you come back here … dive in and drink deeply"?
“Lovers of love stories, get ready to cry you a ‘River.’”USA TODAY
“This tale is a pleasure to read because it eloquently pictures unquestioning, steadfast love.” Fayetteville Observer