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The Breakdown Lane LP

Jacquelyn Mitchard

Paperback, Large Print

List Price: 25.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (4/4/2005)
Digital Audiobook (4/4/2005)
Paperback (3/25/2008)
Compact Disc (3/9/2021)
CD-Audio (4/5/2005)
MP3 CD (3/9/2021)
Compact Disc (5/1/2005)
MP3 CD (5/1/2005)
Mass Market (3/28/2006)
Compact Disc, Abridged, Abridged (4/1/2005)
Hardcover (4/1/2005)


Giving advice is what Julieanne does for a living -- every Sunday in acolumn in her local paper. But in her own life, Julie missed someclues. She is completely caught off guard when her husband, Leo, tells herhe needs to go on a "sabbatical" from their life together, leaving Julie withtheir three children. Things worsen when Julie is diagnosed with a seriousillness and the children undertake a dangerous journey to find Leo -- beforeit's too late. As the known world sinks from view, the clan must work theirway back to solid ground and to a new definition of family.

Praise For The Breakdown Lane LP

“[Mitchard’s] tale of an imploding American family will rule the beaches this summer.”
-Associated Press

“[Mitchard] takes emotional family events and makes something fresh yet familiar about them...”
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Mitchard dissects feelings of loyalty, betrayal and guilt with such aplomb, the book moves along like a thriller.”
-Life magazine

“THE BREAKDOWN LANE takes the reader on a journey of love and loss, self-discovery and synergy, a satisfying story.
-Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“From our petulant, prideful heroine to her sullen-yet-saintly son, each character’s complexities shine...”
-Washington Post

“Mitchard’s filled with vivid characters who live out loud, and in vibrant color.”
-Capital Times

“...An intriguing study of a quintessential American family...[a] thought-provoking, introspective novel.”

“I dare you to read Breakdown Lane and not adore its quirky, all-too-human cast of characters. With her ear for language and artist’s eye for detail, Jackie Mitchard will take you on a journey through loss, hope, and every kind of love there is.”
-No Source

HarperLargePrint, 9780060759476, 656pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2005