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Joy Fielding is an internationally bestselling author. Her novella, Home Invasion, was the winner of the Golden Oak Award. Five of her novels have been made into TV movies. She was named Author of the Year in 2005 by the Canada News Group. She was born in Toronto, Canada, and went to the University of Toronto, where she obtained her B.A. after majoring in English. Her acting ambitions took her to Hollywood, where she got a part in an episode of "Gunsmoke." She returned to Toronto to pursue her love of writing. Fielding currently divides her time between Toronto and Palm Springs.
After spending a year in prison, Ralph Fisher has explicit plans for his first night of freedom: tonight, someone will be held accountable. He goes to murderous lengths to obtain the address of his former wife -- the woman he blames for his fate and against whom he has sworn vengeance. Determined to bring her to his idea of justice, Ralph's next step is to travel from Florida's sandy beaches to Dayton, Ohio, where his ex-wife is struggling to make ends meet on Mad River Road.
Also in Florida, Jamie Kellogg wakes from an agonizing nightmare of her mother's funeral, and assesses her life: a pretty but unaccomplished twenty-nine-year-old woman in a dead-end job, with an ex-husband in Atlanta, a married lover in the hospital, and a virtual stranger in her bed. But this stranger is everything the previous men in her life weren't: tender, attentive, and adventurous. After convincing Jamie to quit her miserable job and ditch her judgmental, perfectionist sister, he proposes a romantic getaway. While Jamie wonders if this thrilling man might finally be her Prince Charming, they plan a road trip to visit his son, who lives with his mother on a street called Mad River Road....
As riveting and beguiling as Joy Fielding's previous New York Times bestselling novels, Mad River Road is a novel about courage, truth, and the strength that comes only when you believe in yourself.