Until We Reach Home

Until We Reach Home

Large Print - 2008
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Life in Sweden seems like an endless winter for three sisters after their mother's death and father's suicide. Elin feels the weight of responsibility for her sisters' welfare, and when circumstances become unbearable, she writes to her relatives in America, pleading for help. Joining sixteen million other immigrants who lefft their homelands for America between 1890 and 1920, Elin, Kirsten, and Sofia begin the long, difficult journey. Enduring the ocean voyage in steerage and detention on Ellis Island, their story is America's story. And in a journey fraught with hardships, each woman will come to understand her secret longings and the meaning of home.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Publishing, 2008.
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
ISBN: 9781602853461
Characteristics: 566 pages ;,22 cm


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Jun 21, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this historical fiction. Lynn Austin is a great author. It was a hard one to put down.

Aug 14, 2013

This was a good book. Enjoyed the story, but I would have liked it better with a little less romance.. It certainly made you feel for the characters. It also had some humor in it.

Jul 20, 2012

My ancestors immigrated from Sweden. I loved this book; the story of 3 sisters, the courage they had to make the journey and the struggles of getting settled in America. From my ancestors records, the story is very accurate. I bought my own copy.

MichelleCufr May 14, 2012

An amazing book! I love the way Lynn Austin writes. I would recommend this book to any one.

Sep 22, 2010

read Sept 2010

May 19, 2010

Well written, and the three girls all have distinct characters, which is good. But I could tell who would marry who before the story even got there, and that spoiled some of the fun for me.
I thought it was an interesting twist that the family in America didn't welcome them with open arms, they really had to step out on their own and become individuals. That was good too.

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