|About the Book|
A Journey Home is the true story of a prominent Florida family of six baby boomer siblings who, upon learning that their mother, Vicki, had a terminal diagnosis in 1996, put their own lives on the back burner to help usher her home. Vicki, a vivacious, cigarette-smoking, old South original, makes her own rules and lives by them. Forthright and sassy, she is a liberated woman with a servants heart who wont miss a Sunday in the pew. Her six children, each traditional yet fiercely independent, are cut from the same cloth. A Journey Home is at once an inspiring look at one womans authentic, often uproarious life- it is also a serious journey. Through Vickis children, readers explore difficult, timely questions of how to balance the needs of young families, professional careers and busy, often over-committed lives with saying a good goodbye to aging parents. In the process, some of lifes most important lessons are revealed. Imagine Tuesdays with Morrie meets the Ya Ya Sisterhood.