“Mile Marker 139” by Cynthia Hilston – #BookReview @rararesources @cynthiahilston


There is a rest stop near Mile Marker 139 on the Ohio Turnpike. It is here that we come to meet the characters of this compelling novel. Lost souls all, they come to find themselves through friendship and empathy.

Disparate and unique, these characters consist of a real cross-section of humanity. We are privileged to get to know them a little as they experience some very tough life challenges.

Mike Popkins – a sixty-something widower, works as a janitor at the rest stop. Lonely, out of shape, and still grieving for his wife who passed away five years ago. He lives alone and seldom visits his grown son and grandsons.

Russ Jacobs – a handsome though solitary trucker who has just celebrated his fortieth birthday. Years ago, Russ was betrayed in love and he has been wary of relationships ever since. He drives his rig long distances to forget is…

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