Go Away Home – A novel


Readers' Favorite Silver Winner

Go Away Home, a novel

Go Away Home, a novel

***Award Winning***

Go Away Home is the 2014 Readers’ Favorite silver medal winner for Historical Fiction

2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award  – Finalist – Regional Fiction

A family scandal closely followed by tragedy ties Liddie Treadway ever more tightly to the family farm she yearns to escape. When she is finally free of her old life, she seems for a moment to have it all — the opportunity for global travel, unlimited adventures, and new passions. But the reappearance of an old friend leads her to question her choices and her future. Set in pre-World War I Iowa, Liddie’s is the timeless story of the fragility of what seems secure and stable and the discovery of what a woman’s heart truly wants.

Read the first chapter of GO AWAY HOME here

What Readers Are Saying

“Go Away Home is  … a tale of choices, dreams realized and rejected, and how values evolve … gently compelling and highly believable.” – D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

5star-shiny-web“Excellent characters and an extremely realistic plot … Go Away Home is the perfect story of coming home.” – Samantha Rivera, Readers’ Favorite reviewer

“… a heart-warming and heart-wrenching tale … a story that promises to fulfill what it is to be alive when one chooses the life one wants to live, despite the consequences” – Paulette Mahurin, author of The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

“Go Away Home is a coming of age novel that is well-written, compelling, and endearing … a strong sense of place, excellent character development, and an engaging plot line.” – Kara Logsden, Iowa City Public Library

“Every life is a story, no matter how mundane it may appear on the surface, but it takes a writer like Carol Bodensteiner to draw a reader in and keep them turning the pages.  Bodensteiner … writes characters with depth … she’s captured the era … with meticulous historical detail. – J. P. Lane, author of The Tangled Web

“… a poignant, romantic tale … Bodensteiner creates characters that tug at your heart strings.” – David Lawlor, author of Tan and The Golden Grave

Go Away Home

  • Print Length: 402 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (July 7, 2015)
  • Publication Date: July 7, 2015
  • ISBN-13: 9781503944206

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