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by Jess Riley

  • Author: Jess Riley
  • ISBN: 0345501101
  • ISBN13: 978-0345501103
  • ePub: 1387 kb | FB2: 1695 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; unknown edition (May 20, 2008)
  • Pages: 352
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 741
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Driving Sideways: A Novel ePub download

Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). I truly hope this book brings awareness to those unaware of this terrible disease and I'm grateful to Jess Riley for bringing it to the forefront, while also bringing us a heartwarming beautiful tale of a woman whose hopefulness shines through and through. One person found this helpful.

Driving Sideways book. Driving Sideways is a gorgeous novel. hugely entertaining and very touching. Jess Riley’s voice is irreverent and wonderful, and her writing is genius

Driving Sideways book. Leigh Fielding wants a life. Jess Riley’s voice is irreverent and wonderful, and her writing is genius. Marian Keyes, author of Anybody Out There? "A hopeful and hilarious debut. Jen Lancaster, author of Bitter is the New Black. Jess Riley proves herself a huge new talent. Kristy Kiernan, author of Catching Genius.

Her debut novel, Driving Sideways, was released by Random House in 2008. Selected as a Target Breakout Book, it returned to press four times within three months of release. Jess drank lots of wine to celebrate. Her second novel, All the Lonely People, was released in 2012, and her third, Mandatory Release, was released in 2013.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Having spent the past five years on dialysis, she has one simple wish: to make it to her thirtieth birthday

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Having spent the past five years on dialysis, she has one simple wish: to make it to her thirtieth birthday. Now, thanks to the generosity of the late Larry Resnick and his transplanted kidney, it looks like her wish may come true. With her newfound vitality (and Larrys kidney) in tow, Leigh hits the road for an excursion that will carry her from Wisconsin to California, with a few stops in between: Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, the Rockies, Las Vegasand a memorable visit to thank Larrys family for the second chance.

Author of the novels DRIVING SIDEWAYS, ALL THE LONELY PEOPLE, and MANDATORY RELEASE. Patti Haebig McKeown. 3 December 2016 at 08:30. Happy birthday, Jess! Sam Donaldson McCarthy.

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adventures that they are surrounded with makes this a real worth book to read. The main purpose that Leigh makes the journey is because she has her own personal agenda to fill in with. She has a mother that abandoned her when she was just a child, and she has to deal. with matters of the heart and well as the one pertaining to her own best friend. For someone whom has just completed a transplant, I must say that Leigh is indeed a very strong woman both spiritually and mentally. This is a good summer read and perfect for a beach reading as well.

Sideways is a 2004 comedy-drama film written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne and directed by Payne

Sideways is a 2004 comedy-drama film written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne and directed by Payne. Adapted from Rex Pickett's 2004 novel of the same name, Sideways follows men in their forties, portrayed by Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church, who take a week-long road trip to Santa Barbara County Wine Country. Payne and Taylor won multiple awards for their screenplay. Giamatti and Church, as well as actresses Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh, playing local women who become romantically involved with the men, all received accolades for their performances.

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Leigh Fielding wants a life. Seriously. Having spent the past five years on dialysis, she has one simple wish: to make it to her thirtieth birthday. Now, thanks to the generosity of the late Larry Resnick and his transplanted kidney, it looks like her wish may come true.With her newfound vitality (and Larry’s kidney) in tow, Leigh hits the road for an excursion that will carry her from Wisconsin to California, with a few stops in between: Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, the Rockies, Las Vegas–and a memorable visit to thank Larry’s family for the second chance.Yet Leigh’s itinerary takes a sudden detour when she picks up a seventeen-year-old hitchhiker, Denise, a runaway with a bunch of stories and a couple of secrets. Add a long-lost mother, a loaded gun, an RV full of swingers, and Hall and Oates’s Greatest Hits to the mix, and Driving Sideways becomes a hilarious and original journey of friendship, hope, and discovery.Praise for Driving Sideways:“Driving Sideways is a gorgeous novel . . . hugely entertaining and very touching. Jess Riley’s voice is irreverent and wonderful, and her writing is genius.”–Marian Keyes, author of Anybody Out There?"A hopeful and hilarious debut ... Jess Riley may well be my new favorite author." –Jen Lancaster, author of Bitter is the New Black“Brilliant . . . Jess Riley proves herself a huge new talent.”–Kristy Kiernan, author of Catching Genius
Kirimath
I enjoyed the humor in this book, occasionally inappropriate but nonetheless brought a few chuckles throughout the book. The characters were well developed and lovable. Three-fourths of the way through I feared a horrible ending & read ahead -yikes- a big no -no but if she died at the end I was gonna be done. She doesn't & it does end fairly well. I would've like a more complete happy ending but I can pretend it all pulled together & Leigh lived happily ever after until she was 85 years old with many grandchildren she can share her crazy adventures with! Yup that's the way I see it ending.
Vudomuro
This novel is in the "chick lit" category, but what a shame that few men will be willing to read it! The title, "Driving Sideways," comes from the movie "Sideways," and this involves a roadtrip of women (rather than the men's roadtrip in Sideways).

Twenty-something Leigh has recently received a kidney transplant after years of dialysis, and now that she's free of having dialysis three times a week, she decides to hit the road (over the strenuous objections of her brother). She wants to stop and see friends in Colorado and then go on to meet the family of the donor of her kidney (they're in Utah, she's in Wisconsin, finally ending up in California trying to find her mother, who abandoned the family when she was a small child. And then there's a former boyfriend Leigh stops to see...

At just about the first rest-stop, Leigh ends up with a hitchhiking runaway teenager named Denise. Denise is one of the more memorable characters in novels -- you could imagine an adjective based on her name and characteristics. She's both delightful and shady at the same time. You can never quite tell what she's really up to or how much you can believe her. In Colorado, Leigh's best friend Jillian is introduced -- a somewhat less novel character (she's into crystals), but still lively.

The escapades along the way -- many at places I've been, like the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD, and Wall Drug -- make you want to hit the road yourself. The author captures the feel of road trips, including the increasing irritability as the drive progresses and everyone is starting to run out of things to talk about and is tired of sitting in a car.

I thought that the book was less compelling after Denise was dropped off in California --probably because Denise was such an entertaining character. However, Leigh's tale of living with kidney disease provides a novel twist to the road trip genre, as does her honesty about what it's like and good humor alternating with expressions of fear of dying before she's 30. The book is amusing even though it deals with such a serious topic. I can hardly wait for the next novel by this author, and hope she continues Leigh's story. Or Denise's!
Xaluenk
This was hands down the absolutely best novel I have read to date. I am 57, became an avid reader at 12, except for the clubbing years and keep my eyes open with toothpicks (because the gynecologist said I probably couldn't have children) with two little ones two years apart, I can knock out 350 pager in about 5 hours. A lot of books, to compete with, but this one was timely and true, morbidly hilarious, for someone who can be morbidly hilarious and has a chronic illness.As I always say, I laughed, I cried, I was moved, but this time, no sarcasm, I was.
mr.Mine
Driving Sideways is a pleasant if predictable roadtrip story. Not much new here but it's well written with some good characters and a story that moves right along and makes for a nice easy read.
Mavivasa
I finished Driving Sideways today, and when I got to the last line, I felt like there was a lesson learned and that there was a bit of hope passed along to all those who suffer from PKD, a disease I did not know much about. The main character, Leigh, was never "Oh woe is me" and "I feel so sorry for myself, I should just lie in bed and wait to die."

NO! She had received a beautiful gift by being the recipient of an organ donor, and was going to now live life to its fullest, and that she did.

Through Leigh's physical, emotional, spiritual, and literal (road-trip) journey, the reader meets a cast of characters that will have you laughing as well as wondering throughout the book what is going to happen--all the way till the very end. And I even found myself crying on page 311, feeling for what Leigh has just been through, and wanting more for her, but feeling she would be OK.

I came away extremely satisfied, and with a sense of peace really when I finished reading. I closed the book and sat for a moment, just being with Leigh, wondering where her life would take her next, for surely, there are still some great things ahead for her, a woman who shares a spirit that illuninates when faced with such adversity in life.

I truly hope this book brings awareness to those unaware of this terrible disease and I'm grateful to Jess Riley for bringing it to the forefront, while also bringing us a heartwarming beautiful tale of a woman whose hopefulness shines through and through.
Bladebringer
I really loved this book. Not only as a chronic illness survivor, but as a reader. It was beautifully well written and made me feel like I was on Leigh's road trip with her. I feel like there should be more books written about a protagonist with chronic disease! Wonderful work, touched my heart and soul.
Maman
I loved most of this book. I've been working my way through Jess Riley's books since I discovered her and so much of it was very well-written.

The last chapter or two, though, felt rushed. All of a sudden, there were all these details about what the main character, Leigh, planned to do and where she was going to take her life and it felt too much like a checklist. I feel like it could have been paced more evenly.

Overall, though, I really liked it.
All Leigh wanted was a little control of her life, and a year after a kidney transplant, she thought she had gained that. So she set off to thank the family of her donor and to have a little fun. She wasn't thrilled to pick up a teenage hitchhiker along the way, but she had no choice. And the hi-jinxes begin. Smartly written and fun, and proof that sometimes a silver lining has a few holes in it
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