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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod


“It has been so long since we’ve seen each other… It seems silly that we can’t, you know, chat and catch up.” She tried to play at being casual and nonchalant, looking calmly in his direction.

“No,” Jay replied slowly, “it isn’t silly at all.”

On a rainy spring morning, Jay stops for coffee in a small Alaskan town. The last thing he ever expects is to see her, after almost 18 months of silence between them. As he fumbles for words, he realizes that she, unlike anyone else, has the power to render him speechless.

All The Roads offers a thoughtful glimpse into the delicate nature of a developing relationship, as well as the fallout that comes with misperceptions and unmet expectations. Told as a series of poignant moments intermixed with vivid memories, All The Roads reads both as a novel as well as a series of short stories. The stories are interwoven carefully, moving backwards and forwards in time, culminating in a multifaceted novel.

From the onset of the novel, it is clear that Jay and Elle have a past; running into each other haplessly leaves them both feeling winded and uncomfortable. Elle continues on from Alaska to a rented apartment in Maine, where she is set to begin working on a small film. Jay leaves for Anchorage before heading back to California. Their distance is minimized, however, by a constant flow of memories and thoughts, which hauntingly intertwine the two of them.

Jay and Elle met at a Christmas party almost six years prior to their awkward Alaskan run-in, immediately recognizing in the other a fellow introvert seeking a break from the hum of the party. When they part ways the following morning, each feels an odd tug to stay with the other. Brushing it off, they separate, with plans to see each other in June with a group of friends for a summer road trip. Their relationship, which begins slowly as a powerful and intense friendship, ends abruptly, shocking them both with its finality and loss.

All The Roads offers a unique perspective on a relationship in the modern world, pairing important turning points in Jay and Elle’s past with crucial moments in their present. Readers are invited to contemplate the complexity of all relationships, as well as the role we play in keeping our relationships genuine and fulfilling.



message 2: by Sarah Elizabeth (last edited Apr 10, 2015 01:27PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
Hi guys, we have a 'read-2-review' opportunity up for grabs! J. Cotter is kindly offering up 10 ebooks of her book ' All The Roads by J. Cotter ' in exchange for honest reviews ☺ This is a YA/NA title, and was released in December 2014. The buddy read will start on February 6th ☺

To sign up, please leave your name on this thread, and then send me a message with your email address and preferred ebook format ☺

Please Note:
*This buddy read will be a read-to-review opportunity.
*The author will provide participants with a free ebook of the book, and in return you agree to:

-read the book
-join the buddy read
-write an honest review
-NOT SHARE THIS EBOOK - it is for your review purposes only.

Thanks guys!


Participants:
1. Sarah - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
2. Max - deleted account
3. Alex
4. Siobhan - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Youtube review - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XlUK...
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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
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Alex Helm | 4 comments Hey i'd love to join in! I'm alex ^.^


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Added ☺


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Siobhan Quinlan | 2090 comments hi can i sign up for this one please?


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Added ☺


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Siobhan Quinlan | 2090 comments hi was wondering when will we get this book for the buddy read? thanks


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J. Cotter | 11 comments Ebooks have just been sent. Happy reading!


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
Thanks Jessica ☺


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
chapter 1 (view spoiler)


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chapter 2 (view spoiler)


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chapter 3 (view spoiler)


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Chapter 3 (view spoiler)


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Chapter 5 (view spoiler)


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Chapter 5 (view spoiler)


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Siobhan Quinlan | 2090 comments took me about half a hour but i finally figure out how to get it onto my kindle lol


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
Oops! Sorry Siobhan! The easier way is to email it to your kindle email address. Is that what you did or did you transfer it by cable?


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Siobhan Quinlan | 2090 comments Sarah wrote: "Oops! Sorry Siobhan! The easier way is to email it to your kindle email address. Is that what you did or did you transfer it by cable?"

i tried cable and that wouldnt work then i tried just forwarding but it wouldnt but i got there eventually :) i blame the fact is was after 12 and id been working all day lol. plan to get a huge chunk read today :)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
A Reader's Pandora wrote: "Sarah, are you on chapter 5?"

I think I just started chapter 8 ☺


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
chapter 6 (view spoiler)


chapter 8 (view spoiler)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
chapter 8 (view spoiler)


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J. Cotter | 11 comments So happy you are reading! I also LOVE that you are thinking about the odd juxtaposition of Elle being an actress. One of the "inspirations" for this book came from an interview with Kristen Stewart a couple of years ago. She is an introvert and couldn't articulate how hard it was going through a public break up as an introvert. Got me thinking! I did some research and it turns out lots of performers lead "double" lives (public introverts): Emma Watson, Amy Adams, even Beyonce. It seems like it would be a tough road to navigate. Happy reading! :)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
It really does! Such a public role for someone who likes to be private!


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
Sorry I'm being so slow! Seem to have too much to do at the moment!


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Siobhan Quinlan | 2090 comments im only starting now everything seemed to pile on at once :( but im excited to get going


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
That's how I feel my week is going! Good job this is such a good story!


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
Chapter 9 (view spoiler)


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Chapter 10 (view spoiler)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
End of chapter 10 Discussion Questions:
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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
Chapter 11 (view spoiler)


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Siobhan Quinlan | 2090 comments chapter 1 (view spoiler)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
siobhan wrote: "chapter 1 [spoilers removed]"

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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
chapter 13 (view spoiler)

chapter 14 (view spoiler)

chapter 15 (view spoiler)

chapter 16 (view spoiler)

chapter 17 (view spoiler)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
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Siobhan Quinlan | 2090 comments chapter 3 (view spoiler)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
siobhan wrote: "chapter 3 [spoilers removed]"

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Siobhan Quinlan | 2090 comments Chapter 4 (view spoiler)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
siobhan wrote: "Chapter 4 [spoilers removed]"

Me too.


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Siobhan Quinlan | 2090 comments chapter 5 (view spoiler)


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Siobhan Quinlan | 2090 comments chapter 5 (view spoiler)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
siobhan wrote: "chapter 5 [spoilers removed]"

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Siobhan Quinlan | 2090 comments Sarah wrote: "siobhan wrote: "chapter 5 [spoilers removed]"

[spoilers removed]"


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Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
siobhan wrote: "Sarah wrote: "siobhan wrote: "chapter 5 [spoilers removed]"

[spoilers removed]"

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Siobhan Quinlan | 2090 comments chapter 8 (view spoiler)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
The end (view spoiler)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
Trying to write my review but it's coming out all wrong! Doesn't help that I have a headache, but it's just not making any sense!


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J. Cotter | 11 comments Sarah wrote: "The end [spoilers removed]"

You aren't the first to say that! Sequel? :)


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85698 comments Mod
I really, really, really want a sequel!


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