Title: Slow Way Home
Publisher: Harpercollins, 2003
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine, New and Unread
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine in Plastic DJ Cover
Signed: Signed & Dated on Title Page
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover. Fine, New and Unread/Fine in Plastic DJ Cover. First Edition, First Printing. Signed & Dated on Title Page. Bookseller Inventory # 001783
On the surface, Brandon Willard seems like your average eight-year-old boy. He loves his mama, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and G. I. Joe. But Brandon's life is anything but typical.
Wise beyond his years, Brandon understands he's the only one in this world he can count on. It's an outlook that serves him well the day his mama leaves him behind at the Raleigh bus station and sets off to Canada with "her destiny" -- the latest man that she hopes will bring her happiness. The day his mother leaves, Brandon takes the first step toward shaping his own destiny. Soon he sends himself spending pleasant days playing with his cousins on his grandparents' farm and trying to forget the past. In the safety of that place, Brandon finally is able to trust the love of an adult to help iron out the wiry places until his nerves are as steady as any other boy's.
But when Sophie Willard shows up a year later with a determined look in her eye and a new man in tow, Brandon's grandparents ignore a judge's ruling and flee the state with Brandon. Creating a new life and identity in a small Florida town, Brandon meets the people who will fill him with self-worth and self-respect. He slowly becomes involved with "God's Hospital," a church run by the gregarious Sister Delores, a woman who is committed to a life of service for all members of the community, black and white, regardless of some townsfolk's disapproval.
From the Publisher: Family secrets, assumed identites and the passions of a Southern town make SLOW WAY HOME a page-turner. Eight-year old Brandon Willard makes it unforgettable.
Morris's latest novel is a moving meditation on the power of faith and the meaning of home. Anne Rivers Siddons, Lee Smith, Homer Hickam, Silas House, Richard Paul Evans, Lynne Hinton and Tim Farrington are among the writers who are praising this inspiring novel.
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