In this sequel to "The Bridges of Madison County" it is 16 years after Robert Kincaid and Francesca Johnson agreed that their swift passionate and deep love affair must end. Robert feels he must re-visit Roseman Bridge to set to rest his feelings; just as Francesca takes her daily walk there.
Sixteen years after Robert Kincaid and Francesca Johnson have agreed that their swift, passionate and deep love affair must end, they are still thinking of each other. Robert has never married, but continued his nomadic life as a photographer. He feels it is time to re-visit Roseman Bridge just to lay to rest his lingering love - not to SEE her as he doesn't wish to disturb the life she chose when she decided to stay with her husband and children. Francesca's husband has recently died and the children long left home. She takes her daily walk to Roseman and sees the back of a Landrover leaving - her heart stops for a second as she FEELS it was Robert. But he's gone. Meanwhile, teenager Carlisle feels it is time he looked for his biological father. His mother has never made a secret of the fact he was the result of a one-night stand. From the few details he has he tracks down Robert and introduces himself. Startled, but quite happy to have been a father, they have a few days to get to know each other - before Robert dies of a heart attack. Francesca receives a letter informing her of his death.
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For those who remember THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY with affection, it makes a worthy coda - SUNDAY TELEGRAPHBy introducing new characters, Waller does not have to rely too heavily on repeating the love story between Robert and Francesca, and this allows A THOUSAND COUNTRY ROADS to stand alone and be enjoyed as a novel in its own right - DAILY EXPRESSEmotionally charged. - SUNDAY MIRRORA timeless love story. - U MAGAZINE
About Robert James Waller
Robert James Waller lives on a remote ranch in the high desert mountains of Texas and pursues his interest in writing, photography, music, economics and mathematics. In his earlier days, he was a university professor.
A Thousand Country Roads by Robert James Waller
Robert James Waller
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