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Live from the Road Paperback – June 15, 2012
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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
A delightful book. Four strong women on a wonderful road trip having fun and discovering themselves and dealing with relationships. - Amazon review
". . .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
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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!Read more ›
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.
No one expected that this road trip would be more than a pleasant ride through the country. The four women stop at interesting road side attractions, but they also explore their pasts and their relationships during the journey. Their excitement about traveling Route 66 is contagious and the "Road Warriors" eventually attract a caravan of cars that follow them across country. The crazy characters they meet are odd, funny, and absolutely outrageous.
I once traveled with my grown daughter for three months, doing research for a Caribbean guide book. During that trip I saw my daughter as an adult, a woman who I was proud to know. The four women in this book laughed and cried together (many times), told secrets that kept them apart, and examined failed relationships with the men in their lives. It's a well-told story that cuts away the layers to get to the core of personal realities, serious stuff.
Lucky for readers, it's not all serious. We get to watch while they shoot grandpa's ashes off in a bottle rocket, meet Looza, the lady whose husband brought an alligator to bed, and laugh at the "kiss of death.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
LOVED this book! It's one that I would read over and over again... which is very unusual for me. I loved the trip down Route 66, which I have always wanted to do. Read morePublished 17 days ago by D.M. Hamblin
Just wonderfully well written. I especially enjoyed the part through Missouri, great memories of Rolls, the beautiful Ozarks. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cbatchler
Two best friends and their daughters on a road trip from Chicago to LA – the author had plenty of opportunity to create a mixed bag of adventures for the trip—and she did. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Florence
A thoroughly enjoyable light read….with a few gems of wisdom.Published 10 months ago by On Beyond Zebra
Too much angst, alcohol, and casual sex. The two daughters were mostly grounded emotionally despite the examples set by their parents. Better reading is available!Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
I loved the characters in this book. Thought they all had secrets in there live, it was Interesting how the mothers and daughters found out things about each other that brought... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dorothy Meaux
Very engaging story, however the ending seemed rushed and somewhat anti-climaticPublished 22 months ago by Lori Abreu
a good fun read that kept my interest t and wonder of what might come next!Published 23 months ago by Joe Holland
"Live from the Road" is a story of two friends, Meg and Sally, and their road trip across Route 66. Read morePublished 24 months ago by LoLo