D'Amour Road

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Tara Richards is approaching 40. The thought fills her with dread. She is unhappy with her job as a rehabilitation nurse and disenchanted with her marriage, but lacks the courage to make a major life change. When her best friend Lisa disappears, Tara's life is thrown into turmoil. Has Lisa jeopardized her sobriety by going on a drinking binge, or has she been harmed by her partner, who has a history of battering? Tara joins a massive search for her friend in conjunction with the police, her colourful women's ...

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Overview

Tara Richards is approaching 40. The thought fills her with dread. She is unhappy with her job as a rehabilitation nurse and disenchanted with her marriage, but lacks the courage to make a major life change. When her best friend Lisa disappears, Tara's life is thrown into turmoil. Has Lisa jeopardized her sobriety by going on a drinking binge, or has she been harmed by her partner, who has a history of battering? Tara joins a massive search for her friend in conjunction with the police, her colourful women's collective, and a 24-year-old man, whom she finds particularly captivating. D'Amour Road explores themes as diverse as women's friendships, male violence, wrongful convictions, addictions, cultural biases against aging, and infidelity. With pathos and humour, social activist Sigrid Macdonald draws us into the world of a quirky and imminently likable Canadian woman, whose life is about to be irrevocably changed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411628724
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Edition number: 0
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    awful

    This book is awful. Poorly written and edited, the author is pushing her personal agendas, thinly veiled as a suspense novel. The topic of missing persons and the way their disappearance is handled is a very important one, but I was not impressed by the chatty tone and long paragraphs of off-the-subject descriptions, and the way the book was too quickly wrapped up at the end. I did slog through to the end hoping it would get better but it never did. Glad I got it for free.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2005

    Real Friends Understand

    D'Amour Road is the story of two women in Ontario who are turning 40. One of them goes missing, and the other joins a massive search to find her best friend in conjunction with the police, her colorful women's collective, and a younger man whom she finds especially captivating. Loosely based on the Louise Ellis true story, D¿Amour Road, by Sigrid Macdonald, takes us into the life of a woman struggling with middle age. This rite of passage is dotted with travails that take the main character, Tara, into a new phase in her life. After the disappearance of her best friend, she begins a search. Her desperation to find her friend plays out in the myriad of personal experiences in this more mature coming-of-age story. Ms. Macdonald weaves a first-person portrayal of this touching narrative into an emotional and poignant lesson of life and love as only true friends understand it. Women will relate to the many twists and turns our protagonist must endure. Men will gain insight into the psyche of a woman as few are allowed to see it. All will be touched and moved by the endearing depth of emotion and risks a person is willing to endure in order to find a lost friend. D¿Amour Road lives up to its title as it takes you on a Road of Love. Gigi Miner Author of ¿Card Shark¿ Writer & Motivational Speaker

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2005

    D'Amour Road

    I just finished reading Sigrid MacDonald's book,D'Amour Road. It is a very topical book dealing with issues surrounding missing people. Sigrid manages to tell a story about a woman whose friend goes missing and the frantic searh to find her while delving into the lives of the people concerned. Her characters are real and the story multi-layered. Despite the tragic event and its consequences, life goes on.

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