It is May 1979 and Paul Barone is an academic dean who is constantly reminded by everyone around him how lucky he is that he has a prestigious job and a wonderful family. Unfortunately what no one knows is that Paul does not have what he wants most. Dr. Alex Vitale, the beautiful chairwoman of the science department, is thrilled her first novel is being published. After sharing her good news with Paul, she suggests that they write a novel together that will challenge the societal excesses that have been occurring during the last two decades. When Paul finally agrees to take on the project, the co-authors begin writing separately with the goal of eventually blending their stories. But when they find themselves entangled in the very forces they are fighting against, Paul and Alex come to a fork in the road where they must reflect not just on the passionate love story they have created together, but also their own backgrounds to resolve how their conflict—and the novel—will end. Fork in the Road shares the tale of two college professors who decide to collaborate on writing a novel and in the process, unearth the truth about their characters—and themselves.