Go Away Home, by Carol Bodensteiner

Go Away Home, a novel

Set in World War One-era Iowa,  GO AWAY HOME is a captivating coming-of-age novel that explores the enduring themes of family, friendship, and love, as well as death and grief. This novel will resonate with anyone who’s confronted the conflict between dreams and reality and come to recognize that getting what you want can be a two-edged sword.


  • Print Length: 402 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (July 7, 2015)
  • Publication Date: July 7, 2015
  • Read an excerpt here.
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Growing up country, by Carol Bodensteiner

Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl 

GROWING UP COUNTRY delivers a treat as delicious as oatmeal cookies hot out of the oven—a memoir of a happy childhood growing up on a family farm in the middle of the country in the middle of the 20th Century.

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Anthologies that include Carol’s writing

My Gutsy Story Anthology

A collection of essays that celebrate the gutsy in each of us. Sixty-four authors share their stories of how they faced their fears and lived their dreams, making a gutsy move that changed their lives.

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Tending Your Inner Garden series of seasonal books

“The voices of women from across the country and globe speak of the joys and sorrows of everyday life, as well as those pivotal moments when life surprises us and prompts us to rethink our values and priorities.”

My essays are included in the Winter and Fall books, but please check out all four of these lovely and inspirational books.