The Year We Left Home
Publication Date: May 2011
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the May 2011 Indie Next List
“The Year We Left Home is a truly mesmerizing novel about an American family during the late 20th century. Each page is filled with the raw and remarkable realities of everyday life juxtaposed with profound observations about the triumphs and tragedies we all face as a family and a nation. Jean Thompson has given readers a gift to savor and share.”
-- Anderson McKean, Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL
Conversation Starters from ReadingGroupChoices.com
- Early on in the novel, Ryan muses "what really counted was the life you made for yourself, and the person you decided to be." (p. 11) Does this prove to be true? How does this play out in his life, and in the lives of his family members? How does this concept change for him?