Monday, September 20, 2010

Giveaway and Review of The Journey Home by Michael Baron

The Journey Home
By Michael Baron

Excerpt

The Book:

Joseph, a man in his late thirties, awakens disoriented and uneasy in a place he doesn't recognize. 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 who has retreated 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. 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 connect with each another at this critical stage in their lives, is the heart and soul of this story.



My Thoughts: How do you weave multiple complex stories into one smooth journey? You'll just have to read Author Michael Baron's book The Journey Home to find out. Mr. Baron does a wonderful job of slowly pealing back the layers to each of these stores as they are told concurrently. Human desires, needs, wants, mixed with disappointment, tragedy, and loss are things we're all familiar with, but experiencing them through the lives of these multiple characters and their unique situations gave me a whole new perspective. And I think you'll appreciate how this author concludes his book.

 A review copy of this book was provided by the Author.


Giveaway
I have one copy of this book to giveaway.

1. You must be 18 or older to win
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4. You must be a resident of the US or Canada
5. Giveaway expires on  10/15/2010

WINNERS IS: Nancye 
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13 comments:

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