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The Long Road Home
The Long Road Home
Author: Danielle Steel
Bestselling novelist Danielle Steel takes us on a harrowing journey into the heart of America's hidden shame in a novel that explores the power of forgiveness, the dark side of childhood, and one woman's unbreakable spirit. From her secret perch at the top of the stairs, Gabriella Harrison watches the guests arrive at her parents' lavish Manhatt...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780440224839
ISBN-10: 0440224837
Publication Date: 3/2/1999
Pages: 448
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 153 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
There are just too many big themes in this book: suicide, child abuse, severe depression, parental abandonment - just to name a few. What saves this book in my opinion is the realism of the child abuse and the evil of the parents. Ms. Steel must have done her research either first hand or through a knowledgeable person to be able to depict abuse and rotten parents so realistically. (I have worked in the field...) However, the mother is depicted as over the top; quite histrionic and sadistic. Why no one around her in her circle of friends noticed something was wrong with this woman is beyond me. The father, in his silence, is much more typical and realistic. Also, the tragic suicide in this story doesn't make sense given the character of the person who kills himself. Though these incongruities provide a very flawed novel I commend Ms. Steel for bringing the issue of severe child abuse, even among the upper class, into the forefront. If you can overlook the unbelievable parts of the novel, this turned out to be a good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great one from Danielle Steel!
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A heart touching story of an abused child's broken world and her courageus struggle to free herself from the past.
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I have not read Danielle Steel since college, when I thought it was the greatest literary work around LOL, but this .25 pickup at a library sale was sitting on my TBR forever, it was wonderful. It sucked you in completely and just when you think that the heroine can take no more, more is thrust upon her. I really enjoyed this one, a great book and completely engrossed me, finished it in two partial days!!!
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A light summer read by Danielle Steel in her typical fashion. I wasn't overly impressed but it did keep me turning the pages.
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My FAVORITE Danielle Steel book, ever!! Not a sappy love story like most of hers...this one is very dramatic, and I could'nt put it down!