Where Yesterday Lives

Where Yesterday Lives

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Random House, Inc.
At thirty-one, Ellen Barrett has already won a Pulitzer prize. Sadly, though, her skill as a journalist far surpasses her ability to sort out her troubled past. When she returns to picturesque Petoskey, Michigan, for her beloved father’s funeral, it’s a traumatic emotional and spiritual journey for Ellen—a rediscovery of what is truly important and eternal.

Will facing her past tear Ellen apart—or teach her what is truly important in her life?

Ellen Barrett, thirty-one, is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist with an uncertain marriage, a forgotten faith, and haunting memories of her picturesque hometown and the love she left behind. The eldest of five siblings, Ellen longs for the time, long ago, when they were happy—when they were a family.

Then tragedy strikes. Now Ellen’s beloved father is dead, and she must leave Miami and return to her childhood home on the shores of Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey, Michigan.

As she returns to a world that was, an avalanche of memories is unleashed. And so Ellen’s quest begins—a quest to make peace with the people who still live there, with the losses and changes that time has wrought, and with the future God has set before her.

Story Behind the Book

“Each of my novels is a piece of my heart. Where Yesterday Lives was my first-ever novel, and as such it is somewhat autobiographical. The childhood story of Ellen Barrett, her love for her parents and siblings, is my story—though her current story and struggles are fictional. On Every Side sheds light on the struggle for religious freedom in today’s climate; something I am passionate about. Finally,When Joy Came to Stay is the story of one woman’s battle against depression and the secrets of her past.”
—Karen Kingsbury

Baker & Taylor
After going back home for her father's funeral, award-winning journalist Ellen Barrett faces bittersweet memories of the past at every turn and must rediscover what is truly important in life.

Multnomah Publishers
At thirty-one, Ellen Barrett has already won a Pulitzer prize. Sadly, though, her skill as a journalist far surpasses her ability to sort out her troubled past. When she returns to picturesque Petoskey, Michigan, for her beloved father's funeral, it's a traumatic emotional and spiritual journey for Ellen - a rediscovery of what is truly important and eternal.
Home for her father's funeral and faced at every turn with bittersweet memories of the past, award-winning journalist Ellen Barrett rediscovers what is truly important and eternal in her life.

Baker
& Taylor

After going back home for her father's funeral, award-winning journalist Ellen Barrett is faced at every turn with bittersweet memories of the past, and soon she rediscovers what is truly important and eternal in her life. Reissue.

Publisher: Sisters, Or. : Multnomah Publishers, [2006], c1998
ISBN: 9781590527535
1590527534
Branch Call Number: FICTION KINGSBURY
Characteristics: 401 p. ; 21 cm

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