The Divide Author:Nicholas Evans THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HORSE WHISPERER... returns with an epic new novel of the human heart. On a Montana morning, two skiers find the body of a woman embedded in the ice of a mountain creek. She's identified as Abbie Cooper, a brilliant college student who was on the run from charges of murder. But what was the chain of... more » events that led this golden child astray? The answers are in the secrets of an American family fractured by lies and reunited in a tragedy.« less
***Story centers around a family with a college-aged daughter who finds herself mixed up with extream environmentalist fanatics and then dead. The story examines the idea of a "divide" both literally and figuratively. I enjoyed the book. I felt I could relate to the daughter in the way it's easy to get caught up in radical ideas as a young and naive college girl. And also I could relate to the married couple and the way life comes in and "divides". Easy read.
Nicholas Evans writes good stories with interesting themes. This book is about a married couple with two teenage children, a boy and a girl. From all appearences they were happily married buth husband decides to leave his family and later takes up with another woman. This leaves the wife to struggle with life and the raising of two teenages. The daughter runs away with an ecoterrorist and gets herself involved in corporate burnings and bombings to save the enviroment. However, one incident goes badly and they are forced to go on the run and be charged with murder. The daughter is subsequently found dead by two skiers frozen in a creek in the mountains of Montana. How did she die, and what was the trail of events that led this golden child of a loving family to go tragically astray. The trials and tribulations of passions and needs and dashed hopes and disillusionments all connect in this story. A good read.
Sometimes this book was difficult to read having been through some trials with my own teenage daughter. I feel very fortunate that mine came through it alive and well. The characters were very real to me in how they all handled the tragedies they were faced with. I think I'm ready to read something light and funny after this one!
This was an incredible story about a family dealing with tragedy. It was written backwards, so you learn how everything came to be. Even though this was a novel, I thought it was so well-written that I couldn't put it down.
This book was pretty good. A friend recommended it to me because we lived in Missoula Montana & a large portion of the book takes place there. It was a fairly quick read for me. The characters are lovable and relatable and you really feel for their struggles. Evans makes even the bad parts of people understandable. The book showcases the good and evil in all of us. The story is interesting and intruiging and it's written backwards and throughout the story you find out what happened to the family. It was a little dark, but not too much. The story was very intruiging and original.
You know how you hear stories on tv about horrible things that happen to families? This is like hearing the story from the family's point of view. It's very interesting. I recommend it.
When two back-country skiers discover the body of a young woman, frozen into a high-country Montana stream, the corpse is quickly identified as that of an ecoterrorist and accused murderer long sought by the FBI.
But how Abbie Cooper got there is another story indeed; one that reaches back miles and years and through the tangled history of one family.
Evans does a great job keeping things moving, and creates characters who are compelling even when they aren't being particularly likeable.
Nicholas Evans is one of my favorite authors. His writing is so engaging, I find myself lost in his books as well as thinking about them when I'm not reading.
"On a crystalline Montana mornng, two backcountry skiers find the body of a young woman embeded in the ice of a remote mountain creek. She's Abbie Cooper, a brilliant
college student on the run from the FBI and charges of murder. But what was the chain of events that led this golden child so tragically astray?"
"A tale that lets you see into everyone's mind and heart." The Providence Journal Bulletin