“Gently compelling and highly believable” – Midwest Book Review
Liddie Treadway grew up on a family farm where options for her future were marriage or teaching. Encouraged by suffragette rhetoric and her maiden aunt, Liddie is determined to avoid both and pursue a career. Her goal is within her grasp when her older sister's abrupt departure threatens to keep her on the farm forever.
Once she is able to experience the world she dreamed of, Liddie is enthralled with her independence, a new-found passion for photography, and the man who teaches her. Yet, the family, friends, and life of her youth tug at her heart, and she must face the reality that life is not as simple, or the choices as clear-cut, as she once imagined.
Set in World War One-era Iowa, Go Away Home is a captivating coming of age novel that explores the enduring themes of family, friendship, and love, as well as death and grief. GO AWAY HOME will resonate with anyone who’s confronted the conflict between dreams and reality and come to recognize that getting what you want can be a two-edged sword.
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About the Author
Carol Bodensteiner was born in the United States Midwest and raised on her family's farm in eastern Iowa. Carol's first book, Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl, a memoir about her childhood, was published in 2008. In 2012, she added her voice to the voices of women worldwide in a collection of writings that is inspired by the seasons of the year. Winter: Women's Stories, Poems and Inspiration for the Season of Rest and Renewal, was released in April. Writing inspired by the other seasons of the year will follow. Find out mor3 at Carol's website carolbodensteiner.com and find her on Twitter @CABodensteiner