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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By Kellyn (Wheaton, IL) · ★★★☆☆ · February 28, 2008
This is the final book about Mem Nye and her family. Mem’s dad left Mem in charge of her younger brother, Joshua, and baby Lily while he works in another town digging the Erie Canal. Mem does her best but it is difficult with no money and living in a run down hotel. On top if this Mem is supposed... ...more
By Kassie (Provo, UT) · ★★☆☆☆ · May 06, 2008
This is the final book in the series about Mem Nye.
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
By Kristen (Anchorage, AK) · ★★★★☆ · September 09, 2010
I confess that one of the things I like about this book is how pathetic and weak Mem's father proves to be. I had always suspected it in the first two books, but he really shows his true colors here.

Mem's mother has died. They have sold the homestead and are travelling back east, where Mem's fath... ...more
By Eli (Richmond, VA) · ★★★★★ · January 08, 2015
Awesome book