Distant Shores by Kristin Hannah

By Kristin Hannah

Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married younger, raised daughters, and weathered the storms of adlescent as they outfitted a relatives. From a distance, their lives glance photograph excellent. yet after the women depart domestic, Jack and Elizabeth quietly glide aside. whilst Jack accepts a superb new activity, Elizabeth places her personal wishes apart to keep on with him around the state. Then tragedy turns Elizabeth’s international the other way up. within the aftermath, she questions every thing approximately her life—her offerings, her marriage, even her long-forgotten goals. In a bold movement that shocks her husband, acquaintances, and daughters, she we could move of the girl she has become—and reaches out for the girl she desires to be.Look for designated positive factors within. sign up for the Circle for writer chats and extra. RandomHouseReadersCircle.com

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The man behind the desk was older than Jack had expected—maybe seventy or more. “Jackson,” he said, rising, extending his hand. They shook hands. “Have a seat,” Mark said, indicating the chair in front of his huge, mahogany desk. Jack sat down. Mark did not. He stood on the other side of the desk, seeming to take up an inordinate amount of space. In a black Armani suit, Wilkerson was an industry prototype for authority and power, both of which he’d been wielding so long his hands were probably calloused.

Anyway, I promised my daughter that I’d come to the meetings. I couldn’t imagine finding passion, but now, I’m taking driving lessons. It doesn’t sound like much to you young gals, but it’s given me a new freedom. Next week I’ll be going in for my final test. ” The group applauded, and Mina giggled. When the room quieted, the next woman began to speak. “My name is Fran. My husband ran off with his secretary. His male secretary. The only passion I have lately seems to center around buying a handgun.

She offered her hand. “It’s a pleasure to meet you, Mr. Shore. I’m Lori Hansen. My dad always said that you were the best quarterback the NFL ever had. ” Jack followed her down a wide, marble-floored corridor. There were people everywhere, clustered in pods around the copiers and doorways. A few smiled at him as he passed; more ignored him. Finally, they reached their destination—a closed door. She knocked softly and opened it. Jack closed his eyes for a split second and visualized success—Jumpin’ Jack Flash—then smiled confidently.

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