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The Road to Home

A novel by

Following Journey to Nowhere and Frozen Summer, this is the third novel
in a powerful American pioneer trilogy.

"I knew I couldn't count on Papa any more, because no matter what he promised, he wasn't reliable. But he had given me enough money to provide us food and shelter for a week. I held in my hand the power to get us home."

Since her mother passed away, thirteen year old Remembrance "Mem" Nye is looking forward to the comfort of her grandmother's arms, and help in caring for her two younger siblings. But when her family's covered wagon reaches Rome, New York, just as the digging of the Erie Canal gets under way, Mem's father decides to delay their journey home to join the canal crew.

Soon it becomes apparent that Papa has no intention of making the rest of the trip to Connecticut, or of watching over his family. Mem resolves to take the children to Connecticut herself--even if it means traveling by foot with very limited funds. Will the challenges be too much for even Mem's courageous spirit?

Mary Jane Auch brings her gripping pioneer trilogy to a satisfying close in this realistic portrayal of a brave young woman's struggle during a difficult period in history.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Used availability for Mary Jane Auch's The Road to Home

Hardback Editions

January 2002 : USA Library Binding

Title: Road to Home
Author(s): Mary Jane Auch
ISBN: 0-613-97763-7 / 978-0-613-97763-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
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July 2000 : USA Hardback

Title: The Road to Home (Remembrance Nye)
Author(s): MJ Auch
ISBN: 0-8050-4921-5 / 978-0-8050-4921-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Paperback Editions

January 2002 : USA Paperback

Title: The Road to Home
Author(s): Mary Jane Auch
ISBN: 0-440-41805-4 / 978-0-440-41805-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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