The Divide by Nicholas Evans

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“Evans demonstrates the same intricacy of plot and depth of characterization that defined his international best-seller The Horse Whisperer…[a] heartrending story of a family in crisis.”—Booklist

For many anguished months Ben and Sarah Cooper's daughter has been on the run from the FBI, wanted for murder and acts of eco-terrorism.  But when Abbie's body is found embedded in the ice of a remote mountain creek, the family's devastation deepens into mystery. How did she die?  And what was the trail of events that led this golden child of a loving family so tragically astray?
In a journey of discovery and redemption that takes us from the streets of New York to the daunting grandeur of the West, The Divide tells the story of a family fractured by betrayal.  It explores the pain we inflict on those we love the most and charts the passions and needs, the dashed hopes and disillusionments, that connect and divide all men and women.

About Nicholas Evans

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Nicholas Evans studied law at Oxford University after serving in Africa with the Voluntary Service Overseas. He then studied journalism and worked as a newspaper reporter, television producer, and screenwriter before writing four bestselling novels. The Horse Whisperer, his first book, was made into a celebrated movie directed by Robert Redford. He lives in Devon with his wife, singer/songwriter Charlotte Gordon Cumming.
Published February 6, 2007 by Signet. 512 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Westerns, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Sarah’s cruel accusation that Ben is responsible for Abbie’s death spins the story back to when they were a happy family .

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After a promising beginning that introduces a colorful cast of Montana locals, Evans breaks off and flashes back to Abbie's upbringing in suburban New York, and centers the book on Abbie's now-divorced parents, Ben and Sarah.

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The story is that of the Cooper family --- Ben, Sarah, Abbie and Josh --- who start out as a typically happy middle class family, until a series of events tears them apart.

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In so doing we lose our sense of place, and maybe that's for the best.The Divide conjures up the Continental Divide, the spine of the Rocky Mountain West, but really references the fractured lives of Ben and Sarah Cooper, who, along with kids Abigail and Josh, are all wealthy, pretty and not so h...

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