Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road
Within a ten-month period, Neil Peart lost both his 19-year-old daughter, Selena, and his wife, Jackie. Faced with overwhelming sadness and isolated from the world in his home on the lake, Peart was left without direction. This memoir tells of the sense of personal devastation that led him on a 55,000-mile journey by motorcycle across much of North America, down through Mexico to Belize, and back again.
Peart chronicles his personal odyssey and includes stories of reuniting with friends and family, grieving, and reminiscing. He recorded with dazzling artistry the enormous range of his travel adventures, from the mountains to the seas, from the deserts to the Arctic ice, and the memorable people who contributed to his healing.
Ghost Rider is a brilliantly written and ultimately triumphant narrative memoir from a gifted writer and the drummer and lyricist of the legendary rock band Rush.
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Instinctively, I took her hand as we went out to the driveway to face the local
police chief, Ernie Woods. He led us inside and showed us the fax he had
received from the Ontario Provincial Police, and we tried to take in his words: “
bad news,” ...
Taken from behind, it showed me in the middle with my arms spread across the
back of the bench, enclosing both of “my girls,” and Selena's face in profile,
looking toward the two of us. Another was a color shot taken on the very last
His well-worn deck of cards was spread before us, face down and cut into
separate stacks that were bound with elastic bands. Without asking any
questions or trying to gather any “clues,” he fanned one of the stacks toward me
and told me to ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jrthebutler - LibraryThing
After the tragic losses of both his wife and 19 year old daughter, RUSH drummer Neil Peart embarks on a 14 month, 55,000 mile motorcycle journey in order to find a reason to live. Read full review
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Imagine sending your nineteen-year-old daughter, Selena, your only child, off to college in the morning, and that evening the police show up at your front door with some "bad news". Imagine the ... Read full review