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Publisher's Summary

"A simple but intensely moving story about the redemptive power of love…. [Elizabeth Berg is] a writer whose luminous prose is likely to stay with you a long, long time."
—Chicago Tribune

In this exquisite, emotionally rich novel, New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Berg offers a deeply satisfying story about the bonds of love and the balm of friendship. A young man named Jay lies in a coma after suffering a freak accident, and his wife, Lainey, is the only one who believes he will recover. She sits at his bedside, bringing him reminders of the ordinary life they shared: fragrant flowers, his children's drawings, his own softly textured shirt. When Lainey's faith in his recovery falters, she is sustained by two women, Alice and Evie, who teach her about the endurance of friendship - and the genuine power of hope. Filled with beautiful writing and truths about life, Range of Motion is compelling and impossible to forget.

©1995 Elizabeth Berg (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Uplifting and Hopeful

A lovely, uplifting story of handing a tragic event with grace and hope. The story has wonderful, sympathetic characters, and makes quiet observations about so many things that are ordinarily taken for granted. There is not a lot of "plot", but I was pulled into this small, simple story. Very life-affirming

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pure inspiration

This was a sweet read. I liked the characters so much, and the story is charming.

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Slow and deep

This is a lovely book, not driven by plot but by character and ideas. For me it was an interesting exploration of the range of motion of the human brain, soul, and imagination. Worthwhile especially if you are already a fan of Elizabeth Berg.

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sweet story, but oh, the narration

I enjoyed this simple, sweet story about the journey of a family where the husband/father has been injured by ... well, I won't spoil it. Many things recommend it, from the obvious deep love to the struggle to accept the coma and its possible consequences to the unexpected relationships and their individual intricacies. But, I almost quit during the first chapter due to the staccato-ish valley girl reading by Tanya Eby. It got lots better after a while, though she slipped back into it now and again. I've listened to lots of Tanya Eby and enjoyed her, but where did she get the inspiration for the characterizations for this one!