Until We Reach HomeLarge Print - 2008
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.
Characteristics: 566 pages ;,22 cm