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The Long Road Home (Danielle Steel)
The Long Road Home - Danielle Steel
Author: Danielle Steel
From her secret perch at the top of the stairs, Gabriella Harrison watches the guests arrive at her parents' lavish Manhattan townhouse. At seven, she knows she is an intruder in her parents' party, in her parents' life. But she can't resist the magic. Later, she waits for the click, click, click of her mother's high heels, the angry words, and ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553479140
ISBN-10: 0553479148
Publication Date: 4/1/1998
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed The Long Road Home (Danielle Steel) on + 242 more book reviews
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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reviewed The Long Road Home (Danielle Steel) on + 16 more book reviews
I liked it. It was a bit different than Danielle Steele's past books. The beginning really made me upset and this poor girl just can't seem to catch a break.
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Good story by Steel, enjoy her writing.