Books about Homecoming

  1. The Odyssey

    by Homer
    Epic journey of a man's struggles for home and identity, encountering many obstacles along the way.

    Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns,driven time and again off course, once he had plundered,the hallowed heights of Troy. So begins Robert Fagles' magnificent translation of the ... (Goodreads)

  2. Big Stone Gap

    by Adriana Trigiani
    A small-town woman's journey of self-discovery, finding love and purpose in unexpected places.

    Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the tiny town of Big Stone Gap is home to some of the most charming eccentrics in the state. Ave Maria Mulligan is the town's self-proclaimed ... (Goodreads)

  3. The Cider House Rules

    by John Irving
    A moral journey through the rural landscape of 1940s Maine, exploring issues of responsibility, family, and love.

    Homer Wells grows up in an orphanage where he spends his childhood trying to be "of use" as a medical assistant to the director, Dr. Wilbur Larch, whose history is told in flashbacks : After a ... (Wikipedia)

  4. عائد إلى حيفا

    by غسان كنفاني
    A young Palestinian man's journey to reclaim his homeland and identity.

    تجسد حب كنفاني للعودة إلى بلده، فهي تدور بمعظمها في الطريق إلى حيفا عندما يقرر سعيد وزوجته الذهاب إلى هناك، وتفقد بيتهما الذي تركاه وفيه طفل رضيع أثناء معركة حيفا عام 1948. وتعطي الرواية حيزاً كبيراً ... (Goodreads)

  5. Home to Holly Springs

    by Jan Karon
    A man's journey to discover his past, uncovering the secrets hidden in his hometown.

    Readers of the nine bestselling Mitford novels have been captivated by Jan Karon's gift for illuminating the struggles that creep into everyday lives along with a vividly imagined world ( People ). ... (Goodreads)

  6. Animal Dreams

    by Barbara Kingsolver
    A woman's journey of self-discovery, grappling with family ties and environmental issues.

    Animal Dreams opens with a chapter narrated in the third person from the point of view of Doc Homer. This establishes a double narrative voice, which switches between dreams and memories of the past ... (Wikipedia)

  7. The Bookshop on the Corner

    by Jenny Colgan
    A woman finds solace and purpose in a second-hand bookshop in the Scottish countryside.

    Nina Redmond is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion… and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now ... (Goodreads)

  8. Redeployment

    by Phil Klay
    Collection of stories of soldiers' experiences in Iraq, spanning the battlefield and homecoming.

    Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven ... (Goodreads)

  9. Interpreter of Maladies

    by Jhumpa Lahiri
    Collection of stories exploring the struggles of Indian-American immigrants in the US.

    A married couple, Shukumar and Shoba, live as strangers in their house until an electrical outage brings them together when all of sudden "they [are] able to talk to each other again" in the four ... (Wikipedia)

  10. Divisadero

    by Michael Ondaatje
    A story of family, love, and loss, set in the 1970s California.

    From the celebrated author of The English Patient and Anil's Ghost comes a remarkable, intimate novel of intersecting lives that ranges across continents and time. In the 1970s in Northern California ... (Goodreads)

  11. Light a Penny Candle

    by Maeve Binchy
    A story of two Irish girls and their intertwined paths of friendship, love and life.

    London was a dangerous place to live during World War II, and many children were evacuated to Ireland or the United States . Elizabeth White, an only child, is sent to live with her mother's ... (Wikipedia)

  12. A Long Way Home

    by Saroo Brierley
    Autobiography of a man's journey to find his family after becoming lost in India as a child.

    When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines. Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name ... (Goodreads)

  13. The Story of Babar

    by Jean de Brunhoff
    An elephant's journey from the jungle to the city and back, learning the importance of family.

    The first of the tales starring the most famous elephant in the literary world. In this classic that has delighted three generations of readers, Babar escapes from the hunter who killed his mother ... (Goodreads)

  14. A Week in Winter

    by Maeve Binchy
    A tale of friendship, love, and unexpected connections in a small Irish village.

    Stoneybridge is a small town on the west coast of Ireland where all the families know one another. When Chicky Starr decides to take an old, decaying mansion set high on the cliffs overlooking the ... (Goodreads)

  15. On the Jellicoe Road

    by Melina Marchetta
    A young girl's search for her identity and her place in the world.

    I'm dreaming of the boy in the tree. I tell him stories. About the Jellicoe School and the Townies and the Cadets from a school in Sydney. I tell him about the war between us for territory. And I ... (Goodreads)

  16. Coming Home

    by Rosamunde Pilcher
    A journey of self-discovery and rediscovering love and family.

    The story focuses on Judith Dunbar, who is enrolled in St. Ursula's, an English boarding school, when her parents and younger sister move to colonial Singapore . She is introduced to a world of ... (Wikipedia)

  17. Run

    by Ann Patchett
    A story of two estranged sisters coming together and finding strength in each other.

    This novel tells the story of Bernard Doyle, an Irish Catholic Boston politician. He and wife Bernadette have one biological son and later adopt African-American brothers Tip and Teddy. (The ... (Wikipedia)

  18. September

    by Rosamunde Pilcher
    A story of family, friends and romance, spanning across generations and continents.

    As spring comes to Scotland and the hills burst into life, a dance is planned for September. The invitations summon home the group of people Violet Aird has cared for most in her long life. The ... (Goodreads)

  19. These High, Green Hills

    by Jan Karon
    A small-town pastor's journey of faith, as he learns to accept himself and his place in the world.

    For years, Mitford's sixtysomething rector has been happily married to his parish. Now he's also married to Cynthia, his vivacious next-door neighbor. For Father Tim, life in Mitford has never been ... (Goodreads)

  20. O Pioneers!

    by Willa Cather
    A tale of a family's struggles and triumphs, as they pioneer a new life in a changing landscape.

    The book is divided into five parts, each of which has numerous chapters. On a windy January day in Hanover, Nebraska, Alexandra Bergson is with her five-year-old brother Emil, whose little kitten ... (Wikipedia)

  21. So B. It

    by Sarah Weeks
    A young girl's journey of self-discovery, uncovering the secrets of her past.

    Now a major motion picture starring Alfre Woodard, Jessica Collins, John Heard, Jacinda Barrett, Cloris Leachman, and Talitha Bateman—in theaters October 2017! From acclaimed author Sarah Weeks comes ... (Goodreads)

  22. The Cafe by the Sea

    by Jenny Colgan
    A woman returns to a remote Scottish island to find love and a new beginning.

    Years ago, Flora fled the quiet Scottish island where she grew up – and she hasn't looked back. What would she have done on Mure? It's a place where everyone has known her all her life, where no one ... (Goodreads)

  23. For One More Day

    by Mitch Albom
    A man's journey through time, exploring the bonds of family, life, and death.

    The book's theme is mortality: , it analyzes how people might react to the chance to have a dead relative back for a day. , The book tells the story of Charles "Chick" Benetto, a former baseball ... (Wikipedia)

  24. When We Were Orphans

    by Kazuo Ishiguro
    A detective investigates the mysterious disappearance of his parents, uncovering secrets of his past.

    The novel is about an Englishman named Christopher Banks. His early childhood was lived in the Shanghai International Settlement in China in the early 1900s, until his father, an opium businessman, ... (Wikipedia)

  25. Safe Haven

    by Nicholas Sparks
    A young woman's pursuit of self-discovery in a small coastal town, uncovering secrets from her past.

    Erin flees her abusive alcoholic husband, Kevin, takes on a different identity and changes her name to Katie. She arrives in Southport, North Carolina . Finding work at a seafood restaurant, she ... (Wikipedia)

  26. The Next Always

    by Nora Roberts
    Romance blooms between two people in a small town, as their lives intertwine.

    The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. Beckett ... (Goodreads)

  27. Winter Street

    by Elin Hilderbrand
    A family drama set in Nantucket during Christmas, where secrets are revealed and relationships are tested.

    In bestseller Elin Hilderbrand's first Christmas novel, a family gathers on Nantucket for a holiday filled with surprises. Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket's Winter Street Inn and the proud ... (Goodreads)

  28. Virgin River

    by Robyn Carr
    A woman moves to a rural town for a fresh start, finding unexpected love and a newfound sense of belonging.

    A Netflix Original Series! Welcome back to Virgin River with the book that started it all… Wanted: Midwife/nurse practitioner in Virgin River, population six hundred. Make a difference against a ... (Goodreads)

  29. The Return of Rafe MacKade

    by Nora Roberts
    Bad boy Rafe MacKade returns to town and falls for the town's new lawyer, Regan Bishop. But his past threatens their future together.

    THE TOWN WAS BUZZING OVER RAFE's RETURN... Some said there would be trouble. Bound to be. Trouble hung around Rafe MacKade like a bell around a bull's neck. Oh, he was as handsome as ever, with those ... (Goodreads)

  30. Just Over the Mountain

    by Robyn Carr
    A woman moves to a small town to start over, but her past follows her. She finds love and healing in unexpected places.

    Welcome back to Grace Valley, California, where the best things in life never change… Here in this peaceful community, folks look out for one another like family, though sometimes a little too well. ... (Barnes & Noble)

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