Wander Home

Wander Home

by Karen A. Wyle


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Death is what you make it. . . .Eleanor never wanted to leave the daughter she loved so much. The overpowering urge to wander -- to search, without knowing what she sought -- drove her away. She left little Cassidy in her family's loving care. But Cassidy and the others died in an accident before Eleanor could find her way home. Now, they are all reunited, in an afterlife where nothing is truly lost: places once loved may be revisited, memories relived and even shared. Surely this is a place where they can understand and heal. And yet, the restlessness that shaped Eleanor's life still haunts her in death. Somehow, she must solve the mystery of her life -- or none of them will be at peace.--"Wyle should be proud of the opening scene of this book as it showcases . . . her descriptive powers . . . Wander Home acts like a large, soft comfort blanket. But don't get too comfortable. It is a barbed comfort blanket, charged with emotion. An excellent read, which I heartily recommend." -- The Indie Tribe--"A story about the consequences of the choices we make, and the difficulty even we can have in understanding - and living with - the reach of those consequences. Wyle's . . . vision of the afterlife . . . is one of the loveliest. . . . Wyle has a lovely way with language, weaving characters and setting together into a seamless tapestry . . . . A beautiful story, well-written and smoothly paced with characters you can't help but fall in love with." All Things Jill-Elizabeth --"The afterlife that Wyle creates is brimming with memories, places to visit, and amazing people to meet. It's written in such a way that it is truly life after death. . . . [A] magical story that delves to the depths of the human psyche and is definitely recommended." The Coffee Pot-- "Should be a bestseller! . . . So well written and I was shocked after reading it that I have not heard of it before. Karen Wyle's writing is smooth and seamless. It is like laying down on a silk pillow after taking the perfect shower from a nice day of playing outside on a summer day with family and friends. . . . Perfect with classical music . . . . People need little reminders to look at the positives life has to offer. This book serves as one such reminder. . . . Wyle gracefully treads heavy waters and manages to show that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. . . . It takes much to impress me but this book did just that." The Purple Shelf Club

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481167093
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/12/2012
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

Karen A. Wyle was born a Connecticut Yankee, but moved every few years throughout her childhood and adolescence. After college in California, law school in Massachusetts, and a mercifully short stint in a large San Francisco law firm, she moved to Los Angeles, where she met her now-husband, who hates L.A. They eventually settled in Bloomington, Indiana, home of Indiana University.

Wyle's voice is the product of almost five decades of reading both literary and genre fiction. It is no doubt also influenced, although she hopes not fatally tainted, by her years of law practice. Her personal history has led her to focus on often-intertwined themes of family, communication, the impossibility of controlling events, and the persistence of unfinished business.

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