The Journey Home

Lou Aronica

Story Plant hardcover

ISBN:  978--1-61188-232-2

Fiction Studio Books e-book

ISBN: 978-0-9841905-8-4

Publication date: May 11, 2010

192 pages

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“Baron does a wonderful job with characterization in The Journey Home, and in his other book I read, Crossing the Bridge. I felt the desires of each character, their pains and needs for making it to the place where they were going. I also love how Baron makes the interactions and actions of his characters seem so natural and realistic…. I loved the way Baron tied everything up at the end. The ending of this book made me feel at peace, content with the way things ended up for everyone in the story. That's a nice feeling to have when you put down a book for the last time.”

— My Book Retreat

Warren hasn't fully acknowledged it, but he's in reinvention mode. His marriage is over, his job is over, and his mother is disappearing before his eyes. It's a good thing that Warren doesn't have any interest in feeling sorry for himself.

Antoinette has known profound happiness in her life. She's also suffered the deep wounds of loss. When the world around her becomes too confusing, she chooses the world she loves instead.

Joseph isn't a particularly romantic man, but he's been driven by love his entire life. Even though he's lost his memory, his desire to find his wife and find his home provide him with a beacon.

Joseph, a man in his late thirties, awakens disoriented and uneasy in a place he doesn't recognize. He doesn't know where he is and he has no way to contact his wife. He sets out on a journey to find his home with no sense of where he's going and only the precious, indelible vision of the woman he loves to guide him.

Antoinette is an elderly woman in an assisted living facility. In recent months, her friends seem different to her and the world seems increasingly confusing. So she retreats inside her head. There, her body and mind haven’t betrayed her. There, she’s a young newlywed with a husband who dotes on her and an entire life of dreams to live. There, she is truly home.

Warren, Antoinette’s son, is a man in his early forties going through the toughest year of his life. His marriage ended, he lost his job, and in the past few months, his mother has gone from hale to increasingly hazy. With far too much time on his hands, he decides to try to recreate his memories of home by attempting to cook his mother’s greatest dishes and eat them with her.

Joseph, Antoinette, and Warren are three people on different searches for home. How they find it, and how they connect with each another at this critical stage in their lives, is the foundation for the kind of profound and deeply moving story we’ve come to expect from Michael Baron.

About the Author...

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Lou Aronica is known for the uncommon depth of emotion to his stories and the vivid realism of his characters. New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips called The Forever Year “pure pleasure from beginning to end, beautifully written and emotionally rich” and Blogcritics said that Blue was “like experiencing a lucid dream with depth and detail that play on all five senses.”

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