Coast Road by Barbara Delinsky

By Barbara Delinsky

Hailed as “a heartwarming tale” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis), a party of what concerns such a lot in lifestyles, Barbara Delinsky’s profoundly relocating New York Times bestseller is as richly textured and pleasing because the Northern California panorama within which it's set.

Jack McGill selected his architectural occupation over his relatives, and again domestic from yet one more business journey to discover that his spouse, Rachel, had left him. Now, six years later, a motor vehicle twist of fate has left Rachel clinging to existence, and he or she and their daughters desperately want him. placing paintings on carry for the 1st time in his lifestyles, Jack makes a decision to take a seat by means of his ex-wife's bedside. As he meets Rachel's many new buddies, and attempts to deal with teenage daughters and their difficulties, he learns extra a couple of girl he by no means particularly knew, her expressive artwork, and the key that made her go away. a lot to his astonishment, Jack starts to determine Rachel, his daughters, and the tale of his marriage with new eyes.

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He shouted, gripping the steering wheel. "To set her left leg. Compound fractures, both femur and tibia. They'll be inserting pins" "I was told there were head injuries, " he cut in. A person didn't die from a broken leg. "Has she regained consciousness? " "No. There's some cranial swelling. " "Our man is on his way. When will you be here? " "Two hours, then? " "Less, " Jack said and, slowing but barely, sailed through a red light. " He rattled it off. "Call me if there's any change, will you?

Samantha! " Jack called to get her back. Her reply was muffled. "No, Mom is not dead, but that cat will be if you don't let her go. You're holding her too tight, Hope. " She returned to Jack. "Here. " "Daddy? " The voice was a fragile wisp. Jack's heart shifted. "Hi, Hope. How're you doin', sweetie? " "I figured that, but your mom's doing fine right now. I'm on my way to the hospital. " "Come here, " begged the small voice. "I will, " he said, melting at the idea that at least one of his girls needed him.

He tried to clear out the noise by clearing his throat. "Coma. Okay. How bad is that? " That wasn't what Jack meant. "Will she die? " "How do we prevent it? " "We don't. She does. When tissues are injured, they swell. The more they swell, the more oxygen they need to heal. Unfortunately, the brain is different from other organs, because it's encased in the skull. When brain tissues swell, the skull prevents the expansion they need, and pressure builds. That causes a slowing of the blood flow, and since blood carries oxygen, a slowing of the blood flow means less oxygen to the brain.

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