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Live from the Road (Route 66 Fiction) [Kindle Edition]

P.C. Zick
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Whimsy and desperation meet up on Route 66 in the road trip for a lifetime along the Mother Road.

Drive Route 66 with four women seeking adventure on the road.

Live from the Road takes the reader on an often humorous, yet harrowing, journey as Meg Newton and Sally Sutton seek a change in the mundane routine of their lives. Joined by their daughters, they set off on a journey of salvation enhanced by the glories of the Mother Road.

Along the way, they are joined by a Chicago bluesman, a Pakistani liquor storeowner from

Illinois, a Marine from Missouri, a gun-toting momma from Oklahoma, and a motel clerk from New Mexico.

Death, divorce, and deception help to reveal the inner journey taking place under the blazing desert sun as a Route 66 motel owner reads the Bhagavad-Gita and an eagle provides the sign they've all been seeking.

Enlightenment comes tiptoeing in at dawn in a Tucumcari laundromat, while singing karaoke at a bar in Gallup, New Mexico, and during dinner at the Roadkill Cafe in Seligman, Arizona.

The trip isn't always easy as laughter turns to tears and back again. However, the four women's lives will never be the same after the road leads them to their hearts - the true destination for these road warriors.

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Editorial Reviews

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"What a quirky, nonsensical, gorgeous, joyful, sad bit of inspiration! And if you can't understand that, then you're in the best position to read this fun novel!- Glenda A. Bixler, Amazon VINE Voice

"Ms. Zick perfectly balanced the turmoil of personal battle with light-hearted antics, and the story flowed quickly and beautifully." -Literary R&R



". . .a wonderful cavalcade of life--laughter, charming and clever bantering between daughters and mothers, pent up feelings, divorce, wild flings, karaoke, tragedy, emotional and spiritual discoveries, and some tidbits about the history of Route 66, coincidentally known as the Mother Road.
" -S.R. Mallery, Author of Unexpected Gifts

"Great read. . .engaging story of four central characters and their spiritual and physical journey on Highway 66." -Amazon review


"Be prepared for a flood of loving, deep emotions, good laughs, and of course, marvelous Route 66." -Amazon review


". . .memorable characters with personal stories worth exploring. Travel Route 66 with these women and enjoy the ride." -Diane Rapp, Author

From the Author

I've always loved road trip books, such as On the Road by Jack Kerouac and Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck. I've always loved to travel. Then in 2007, my girlfriend and I hatched the idea of taking a trip down Route 66 all the way from Chicago to L.A. Our daughters, both in their twenties, asked to join us. Off we went on our adventure. The trip was a blast and everything we did seemed to be infused with meaning and serendipity. Of course, I kept a journal about the places we visited, and when I came home I began working on the novel. Even though there are four women (mothers and daughters) who travel together in Live from the Road and the setting is real, the rest is my imagination about what could have happened interspersed with a few sparks from the real trip. I took reality and blew it up as big as the fiberglass giants we saw on the road. I enjoyed writing the book almost as much as taking the trip because Route 66 is a road that writes itself.

Product Details

  • File Size: 608 KB
  • Print Length: 270 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477451129
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: P.C. Zick (January 3, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00839H5QW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #454,329 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful, Funny, Zen-Searching, Heart-warming Read! November 19, 2013
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Part Thelma & Louise, part Robin Hood and his band of merry men, part the Pied Piper of Hamlin, P. C. Zick hits a homerun with Live On The Road. The cast of characters starts out with two mothers and their twenty something daughters as they travel across the U. S. on the old Route 66 and ends up including a whole host of interesting, displaced people, longing for adventure alongside these four "Road Warriors". The book is a wonderful cavalcade of life--laughter, charming and clever bantering between the daughters and their moms, pent-up feelings, divorce, wild flings, karaoke, tragedy, emotional and spiritual discoveries, and some tidbits about the history of Route 66, coincidentally known as the "Mother Road". In short, this is an extremely well-written book that, through its very believable characters and vivid descriptions of the beauties they encounter gives you something for everyone, as the group keeps chorusing, "May we always go where we're headed and be content with the journey no matter where it leads!" A thoroughly enjoyable read! Definitely recommended...
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Need to Get Away From It All? Read This Book! January 14, 2013
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What a quirky, nonsensical, gorgeous, joyful, sad bit of inspiration! And if you can't understand that, then you're in the best position to read this fun novel! Plan to laugh, cry, sing, be confused...and amazed at what this author has to say! I'm still not convinced that it did not include an angel character, you know, like Touched by an Angel, by the name of Lollapalooza...even if she did die during the trip...

Trip? Yes, the trip taken by two best friends and their daughters. They started from Chicago and were heading to L.A., traveling the old Route 66 for as much as they could. At first the two friends were going to go, then their daughters decided that they wanted to go, especially, when they learned that there was to be auditions in L.A. if they planned their trip right. CC was a singer; Ramona wanted to be an actress, but also sang... In fact the four all sang and looked for Karaoke bars each night when they stopped...to practice! As well as to give each audience a show they would remember.

Meg narrated most of the story, and kept a journal, naturally, since she was a journalist. She and Sally her best friend had talked about the trip since Meg needed to settle some past issues that she'd been internally hanging on to, including the death of her son. Essentially, she had closed him off inside and was not able to face his loss... And CC had been hurting also, as if losing her mother as well...

As they started, they dressed up their van with Route 66 signs and declared themselves the Road Warriors, with even a solemn (!!!) group hand sharing as they left certain areas...

I have to say, I would love to have been traveling with them!

And others felt the same way!
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun ride that you will not want to miss! July 8, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Best friends, Sally and Meg, take a detour in mid-life along Route 66 with their young adult daughters. Meg, who is still mourning over the death of her son, hardly recognizes CC, her grown-up baby girl, when they meet at the airport. Boosted by Sally's optimism and her daughter, Ramona's, enthusiasm and research of the adventures along Route 66, the four women take off on a fun ride that you will not want to miss.

Along the Mother Road, we join an eclectic caravan of colorful characters which include historians, entertainers, cowboys, and mystics. Listen to CC sing her way through the desert and watch Sally plant a deadly kiss on a Coyote. Meg's heart heals when Ramona reveals a well-kept secret. Their journey brings adventure, fulfillment, closure to the past tragedies, and enlightenment for the future.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written with some excellent characters June 30, 2012
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Live From the Road was a pretty good read, I read it at the suggestion of a friend who just loved it. I think there were some excellent characters here - Looza and Slick come to mind first and the former Marine definately. This was a look at four women related by birth and friendship as they traveled down Route 66 and the changes each one undergoes during the trip. It was well written and flowed nicely for the most part. There were a couple of points that I felt were random deviations from the overall point of the story and took away from the existential angst the women were trying to come to grips with. Overall, if you're looking for a feel good, fun romp of a roadtrip, this book probably isn't what you want, but if you want a more indepth view into the lives of four pretty regular women coming to terms with age, loss and love, then Live From The Road is a good pick.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Trip Worth Taking May 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This novel is a spirited travel story. It is packed with humor, understanding, and difficult conflicts. What is more, it is sprinkled with insights,love and no love. If you're looking for a fun read that shares nuggets of wisdom, this is the book for you.

My hat goes off to P.C. Zick!
Marisella Veiga
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Has movie written all over it! August 29, 2012
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I too, took my time reading this adventure. I knew from the opening chapters it was going to take my breath away. I could easily picture the different places the characters visited and even could hear their conversations. I felt their sadness and their giddyness. The ending chapters were crazy and totally unpredictable! I could not put the book down for the final 8 chapters! To write a book like this with so much dialogue, I take my cowboy hat off to PC Zick. The story flowed effortlessly like it was inspired by Divine guidance.. Get this story to a screenwriter!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
Funny, sad, true and very entertaining!
Easy to get lost in the adventure!
Open the book, open your eyes and open your heart, you will not regret it!
Published 22 days ago by jo
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing story, unrealistic
I found the characters unrelatable and annoying and the story itself disappointing and unrealistic. I've enjoyed multiple cross-country road trips myself and am glad not to have... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Pat
4.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking
Not a quick read. I found myself comparing my own journey through life with the characters. Everyone deals differently with adversity. And we all have our own crosses to bear. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Evelyn Borny
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that the book ventured too far into the unbelievable. If it had been slightly more believable a roadtrip may have gone onto my agenda.
Published 8 months ago by Diana Vance
4.0 out of 5 stars Do you know where you're headed??
Great read...engaging story of four central characters and their spiritual and physical journey on highway66 --- The character are believable and fun.
Published 10 months ago by MD
3.0 out of 5 stars Route 66 all over
Good summer read. Many memories of places were revisited for me. Definitely a book for baby boomers to read for fun.
Published 10 months ago by Jil
3.0 out of 5 stars Rte 66 history
It was an interesting story but seemed a little unreal. How many people would leave their jobs etc. and go off to follow strangers. It was a fast read.
Published 10 months ago by B
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
Easy read while on vacation, perfect for long airport layovers. Could relate as I have traveled Route 66 several times
Published 10 months ago by Ruanne R Byrom
5.0 out of 5 stars Are we there yet?
Traveling along through the author's book made me think of one of my favorite quotes by St. Augustine: 'The world is a book. Those who do not travel read only a page. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Claude D.
4.0 out of 5 stars chick-lit Route 66 fun
after reading this, i found out that i identify with the male jerk BF a little too much. lol Lots of good insights in this book. Very few grammatical errors. Read more
Published 11 months ago by harlockman
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More About the Author

P.C. Zick began her writing career in 1998 as a journalist. She's won various awards for her essays, columns, editorials, articles, and fiction. She describes herself as a "storyteller" no matter the genre.

She's published five works of fiction and two nonfiction books. Prior to 2010, she wrote under the name Patricia C. Behnke.

She was born in Michigan and moved to Florida in 1980. Even though she now resides in Pennsylvania with her husband Robert, she finds the stories of Florida and its people and environment a rich base for her storytelling platform. Florida's quirky and abundant wildlife - both human and animal - supply her fiction with tales almost too weird to be believable.

Her fiction contains the elements most dear to her heart, ranging from love to the environment. In her novels, she advances the cause for wildlife conservation and energy conservation. She believes in living lightly upon this earth with love, laughter, and passion.

"This is one of the most exciting times to be an author," Ms. Zick says. "I'm honored to be a part of the revolution in writing and publishing."


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