Until We Reach Home

Until We Reach Home

Book - 2008/10/01
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Baker & Taylor
"Leaving their homelands for America, Elin, Kirsten, and Sofia begin a long, difficult journey, where they endure the ocean voyage in steerage and detention on Ellis Island--a journey where each woman will come to understand her secret longings and the meaning of home. Original. 35,000 first printing."

Baker Publishing Group
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 Chicago, pleading for help.Joining sixteen million other immigrants who left 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.
Three sisters leave hardship in their native Sweden in 1887 for Chicago, but each will face an inward journey as challenging as the outward one.

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& Taylor

Leaving their homelands for America, Elin, Kirsten, and Sofia begin a difficult journey where they endure the ocean voyage in steerage and detention on Ellis Island--a journey where each woman will come to understand her secret longings and the meaning of home.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, 2008/10/01
ISBN: 9780764204951
0764204955
Branch Call Number: FICTION AUSTIN
Characteristics: 428 p

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jerinegg
Jun 21, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this historical fiction. Lynn Austin is a great author. It was a hard one to put down.

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Horselover10
Aug 14, 2013

This was a good book. Enjoyed the story, but I would have liked it better with a little less romance.. It certainly made you feel for the characters. It also had some humor in it.

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vkuhn
Jul 20, 2012

My ancestors immigrated from Sweden. I loved this book; the story of 3 sisters, the courage they had to make the journey and the struggles of getting settled in America. From my ancestors records, the story is very accurate. I bought my own copy.

MichelleCufr May 14, 2012

An amazing book! I love the way Lynn Austin writes. I would recommend this book to any one.

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snewell
Sep 22, 2010

read Sept 2010

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JGOODRICK
May 19, 2010

Well written, and the three girls all have distinct characters, which is good. But I could tell who would marry who before the story even got there, and that spoiled some of the fun for me.
I thought it was an interesting twist that the family in America didn't welcome them with open arms, they really had to step out on their own and become individuals. That was good too.

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