Paradise Road by Marilyn Kriete audiobook

Paradise Road: A Memoir

By Marilyn Kriete
Read by Marilyn Kriete

Marilyn Kriete 9781950495115
8.06 Hours 1
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A restless child of the 1960s, Marilyn yearns for love, hippiedom, and escape from her controlling mother. At fourteen, she runs nearly a thousand miles away to Vancouver, British Columbia, eventually landing herself in a Catholic home for troubled girls. At sixteen, she’s emancipated, navigating adulthood without a high school diploma, and craving a soulmate. When she falls in love with Jack, the grad student living next door, life finally seems perfect. The two embark on a cross-continental bicycle trip, headed for South America, but before they reach Mexico, tragedy strikes. Utterly shattered, Marilyn does the hardest thing she can imagine: a solo bicycle trip, part tribute, part life test. She conquers her fears but goes wildly off course, chasing her heart as she falls into a series of tragicomic rebounds. Two itinerant years later, a chain of events in Montana’s Bitterroot Mountains leads to a peace she never expected to find. Marilyn’s journey portrays a life unmoored by grief, brought to shore again.

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Summary

A restless child of the 1960s, Marilyn yearns for love, hippiedom, and escape from her controlling mother. At fourteen, she runs nearly a thousand miles away to Vancouver, British Columbia, eventually landing herself in a Catholic home for troubled girls. At sixteen, she’s emancipated, navigating adulthood without a high school diploma, and craving a soulmate. When she falls in love with Jack, the grad student living next door, life finally seems perfect. The two embark on a cross-continental bicycle trip, headed for South America, but before they reach Mexico, tragedy strikes.

Utterly shattered, Marilyn does the hardest thing she can imagine: a solo bicycle trip, part tribute, part life test. She conquers her fears but goes wildly off course, chasing her heart as she falls into a series of tragicomic rebounds. Two itinerant years later, a chain of events in Montana’s Bitterroot Mountains leads to a peace she never expected to find. Marilyn’s journey portrays a life unmoored by grief, brought to shore again.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An incredibly detailed and passionate journey…Kriete writes with drive, spinning a narrative that is both brutally honest and difficult to put down.” Edmonton Journal
“Watching Marilyn Kriete crack wide open and feel utterly wounded, only to watch her attempt to piece herself back together one mile at a time. From her happiness feeling truly ebullient to her crestfallen soul we meet a woman furiously bicycling toward her future. A beautifully painted story, I felt as if I was with her and cheering her on the entire time.” Annie McDonnell, The Write Review

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Author Bio: Marilyn Kriete

Author Bio: Marilyn Kriete

After a colorful life spanning four continents and sixteen cities, earning her keep as cook, chambermaid, waitress, fisherwoman, missionary, speaker/teacher, tutor, and academic writing editor, Marilyn Kriete now lives in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, with her husband. Her essays and poetry have been widely published in The Lyric, Storyteller, The Eastern Iowa Review, The English Bay Review, and Brevity Blog. Her nonfiction essay won first prize in the Wine Country Writers Festival Writing Contest 2022. The follow-up to her multi award-winning debut memoir is The Box Must Be Empty: A Memoir of Complicated Grief, Spiritual Despair, and Ultimate Healing.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 8.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English