The Road to Home
Thirteen-year-old Remembrance “Mem” Nye has had much more than her share of responsibility since her mother died. It’s too hard caring for her younger brother and baby sister, and Mem looks forward to returning to the family fold at her grandmother’s house. But their journey back home is delayed when they reach Rome, New York, and Mem’s father joins the crew that is digging the Erie Canal. Mem soon realizes her father isn’t up to providing for them and won’t take them to their grandmother’s. Mem feels her only choice is to pick up and walk with the children all the way to Connecticut. She has faced many challenges. This journey will be the greatest challenge of all.
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Following the death of her mother, Mem's father tells the kids that they will go back to CT. However, there is always something to keep them from getting started. Finally they head back, but Father gets detained in Rome, NY where he joins in the... ...more
Mem's mother has died. They have sold the homestead and are travelling back east, where Mem's fath... ...more