The legendary love story and the major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. This is the story of Robert Kincaid, the photographer and free spirit searching for the covered bridges of Madison County, and Francesca Johnson, the farm wife waiting for fulfillment of a girlhood dream. It shows readers what it is to love and be loved so intensely that life is never the same again.
"Like a beautiful photograph"
In A Thousand Country Roads, Robert Kincaid initially finds himself with little but memories - memories of a lonely existence lived mostly on the road and memories of Francesca Johnson, the woman whose passion he stirred so briefly and with such power. Kincaid takes to the road again in what becomes a journey of discovery and surprise.
"The last third of the book gave me some satisfaction."
This novel, Robert James Waller's next after his best selling The Bridges of Madison County, is a passionate story of choices and loss and the intense power of instant attraction.
"Great book - Great reader (the author)"
With over 10 million copies sold, best-selling author Robert James Waller returns with the haunting, evocative story of a small town, a beautiful and mysterious woman, and the man forever changed by both.
"The best 500 mile, road trip book, this summer."
The steady tick of an aged Regulator wall clock and the squeak of an overhead fan turning slowly are soft but insistent, counting down the night, while the high desert thrums like a half-remembered Victrola song. The sounds are below the consciousness of Winchell Dear, an old-time gambler, a Texas poker player on the southern circuit, as he waits for something...something vague that his life of chance tells him is evil and moving his way.
"A Movie I'd like to see"
Robert Kincaid, 52, hat als Fotograf die ganze Welt bereist. Als er im Auftrag des "National Geographic" durch Iowa streift, um alte Brücken zu fotografieren, trifft er auf die aus Italien stammende Francesca, die mit ihrem Mann und zwei halbwüchsigen Kindern auf einer abgelegenen Farm lebt. Francesca wähnt sich glücklich verheiratet, doch die Begegnung mit dem Fotografen weckt vergessene Sehnsüchte in ihr. Leidenschaftlich verlieben sich die beiden ineinander, aber ihnen bleiben nur vier Tage, um diese besondere Liebe zu leben.