The Long Way Home
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The Long Way Home


Four women bound by chance take the trip of a lifetime in Karen McQuestion’s fifth novel The Long Way Home.

For Wisconsinites Marnie, Laverne and Rita, life isn’t working out so well. Each is biding time, waiting for something better, something to transport them out of what their lives have recently become. And then there’s Jazzy: bubbly, positive and happy even though she hears voices of the departed. Brought together by a chance meeting, the women decide to join Marnie on a road trip from Wisconsin to Las Vegas where she intends to reunite with Troy, the boy she raised as her own—and who she’s been separated from since her boyfriend’s death. Little do they know that as the road trip unfolds, so will their lives—in directions they never anticipated.

Humorous, heartwarming, and bittersweet, the journey has something special in store for each woman.

Title:The Long Way Home
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:321 pages

    The Long Way Home Reviews

  • Deb
    Jun 28, 2012

    After so many good reviews on this book, I really looked forward to it. I was almost immediately disappointed. Four strangers decide to take a road trip together after barely meeting one another while...

  • Toni
    Jul 11, 2012

    This book should be called the Lame Way Home. The only reason I kept reading was in hopes of it getting better, it never did! The characters are so naive they seem ignorant and the 23 year old psychic...

  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd
    Aug 20, 2012

    This the first book I read by McQuestion and I have to tell you that I really enjoyed it. McQuestion has a genuineness that comes through the pages. She tells a story that any woman can relate to. The...

  • Keri Piercy
    Jun 23, 2012

    I discovered this book through an Amazon Kindle recommendation. It was a great story and page-turner. It isn't a book with any literary magnificence, or grand prose or anything like that. It was a fu...

  • Christine
    Apr 04, 2012

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from GoodReads' First Reads program. This review reflects my honest opinion. By a series of coincidences, a group of women who were formerly strangers b...

  • ? Marlene?
    May 05, 2016

    This book had been on my wish list for years. Last week I purchased a month of Kindle Unlimited and this book was one of free books so I thought Yah! but after reading about one third I have to say N...

  • Lydia
    May 23, 2012

    I was not a fan of this book. A story about four female strangers on a road trip to las Vegas from Wisconsin in attempts to reunite one of the women with her estranged stepson was told haphazardly and...

  • Barbara
    May 24, 2012

    Loved this book. Would love to see it in a movie. Enjoyed that you got to learn about each individual, as well as the dynamics of them in the group. Definitely recommend....

  • Dusya4
    Jun 07, 2012

    Barely finished it. The writing was bad, the plot was mostly bad. The characters did not feel believable to me; the only one I liked was Laverne. Barely above a one star from me....

  • Donna
    May 30, 2017

    I tried to read this book on my Kindle. The story involves women meeting at a grief support group. A much younger woman comes rushing in because she’s psychic. She doesn’t really belong there; she...

About Karen McQuestion

Karen McQuestion

Karen McQuestion is the bestselling author of books for all ages. Some of her titles include Hello Love, Life on Hold, The Long Way Home, and the Edgewood series. Her publishing story has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and the national NPR show, The Story with Dick Gordon. She has also appeared on ABC’s World News Now and America This Morning. McQuestion lives with