All the Way Home: A Novel
Title: All the Way Home: A Novel
Author: Ann Tatlock
An 8-year-old German-Irish girl growing up in California who, as the youngest of six in an abusive and alcoholic family, informally adopts Sunny Yamagata and her Japanese-American family as her own in the late 1930s. After losing touch for 23 years, they meet again in Mississippi in the racially torn 1960s, with their own inner conflicts about race and forgiveness.
A Moving Novel From an Award-Winning Author that Celebrates Friendship and Family
Played out against the backdrop of two critical eras of American history, this beautifully written story imparts powerful lessons of forgiveness and reconciliation that will linger long after the last page is turned.
Augie Schuler is desperate for love, the kind “normal” families provide. And when she meets Sunny Yamagata and her family, Augie knows she’s found what she’s looking for in spite of cultural differences. Together, the two girls pursue the fanciful dreams of youth—and a sometimes humorous search for God—beneath the bright California sun.
When the dark days of World War II and the Japanese internment camps tear them apart, they vow never to forget each other. Reunited years later, the two find themselves offering healing and hope as they triumph over the pain of their years apart.