The Road Back Isn't Straight

The Road Back Isn't Straight

by James Gottesman

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The Road Back Isn't Straight by James Gottesman

Emma Braza, a college junior from a fourth generation Eastern Washington winemaking dynasty, has aspirations, and the talent, to stay in the family business. She feels that she has the world on a string. She doesn’t realize that string can snap so quickly, so easily.
Emma’s father and older brother are certain that a woman should have no part in running a large company.
Unknowingly, she enters a roadside eatery during an armed robbery. Emma is kidnapped and raped and finally rescued. Her travail is national news. A year of therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is needed until she has the strength to return to school.
Trying to piece her life together with the help of her college roommate, Emma’s fears and notoriety prevent her from developing relationships. Emma, by chance, encounters a surgical resident from the local medical school. Initially coerced by Emma’s roommate, the young surgeon helps Emma navigate through a difficult recovery. In time, the young surgeon is able to overlook Emma’s past, when no one else will, and give her a needed sense of security. Their bond is tested by her family's bigotry and she is forced into making lose-lose life decisions. Funny, poignant and rich with compelling characters, The Road Back Isn’t Straight is an engrossing tale of deep sorrow and salvation.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148818120
Publisher: JEddy Publishing
Publication date: 07/29/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 394
File size: 535 KB

About the Author

James Gottesman M.D. is a Urological Oncologist who has been writing most of his adult life. He has authored more that a 100 scientific papers, medical book chapters, research grants, operative consent forms, and computer programs written in BASIC and HTML. The Road Back Isn't Straight is his first foray into fiction. He graduated from UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco Medical Center and did his Urology training at UCLA. He is a Clinical Professor of Urology at the University of Washington. He lives on Mercer Island, Washington, with his wife and dog, Biscuit. He plays golf and has travelled much of the world.

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