All the Way Home
The friendship of Augie Schuler and Sunny Yamagata spans the years from the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the Japanese-American internment camps to the tumultuous era of Civil Rights in 1960s Mississippi. Together the two girls share their secret longings, pursue their dreams and eventually discover the true meaning of faith and family.
Reviews of this book
"Readers who are jaded and skeptical about the quality of Christian novels will find [All the Way Home] a fine example of the progress being made in the category....Tatlock employs flashbacks efficiently, and her rich descriptions and characterizations are unusually fresh and inventive."
“Ms. Tatlock combines touching flashbacks, spellbinding characters and a vivid image of the times within the pages of ALL THE WAY HOME. Rich dialogue, compelling narrative, gentle humor and stunning imagery of the brutality that I never thought could happen in my own safe little world are woven on each and every page. This is a book that you cannot miss! Though it is not easy on your emotions, it leaves the reader with plenty to think about.”
“I picked this book up in my library and it is far and away the best book I have read in a long, long time. I read a wide variety of fiction, legal thrillers, suspense, etc...This book blew me away. I could not put it down and cried my way through it.
This is an incredible book with layer upon layer of story. It follows the life of Augusta Callahan from her childhood experiences with her "adoptive" Japanese family to her involvement in civil rights in 1965 Mississippi. The injustice of the WWII Japanese internment camps is juxtaposed with the grievous treatment of African-Americans in the 1960's South. In the midst of this, we see how Augie's experiences and encounters are molding and shaping her. The quality of Ann Tatlock's writing is top-notch, creating a very readable and absorbing story--written so beautifully that the reader stops to savor the words and phrases themselves. Well worth the cost, you won't want to put this book down and you won't be able to get your mind off it weeks after you have read the end.