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Homesick by Lyn Venable is a profoundly moving and thought-provoking book that explores the universal theme of longing for a place to call home. From the very first page, the author captures the reader's attention with captivating prose and an emotionally charged narrative.

The story revolves around the protagonist, Sarah, a young woman who finds herself caught between two worlds. Having grown up in a small town, she feels a deep connection to her roots and the sense of community that accompanies it. However, circumstances force her to leave her beloved hometown and embark on a journey to a bustling city.

Venable masterfully portrays Sarah's internal struggles, as she grapples with the conflicting emotions of excitement and aching nostalgia. Through Sarah's eyes, we are transported into a world that is both strikingly new and hauntingly familiar. The author's vivid descriptions of the cityscape and its inhabitants evoke a sense of wonder and anticipation, while also highlighting the stark contrast to Sarah's previous life.

The heart of the novel lies in Sarah's relentless pursuit of her true home. Venable delves deep into the human psyche, exploring the concept of 'home' as not merely a physical space but rather a state of belonging and acceptance. The author's poignant portrayal of Sarah's longing resonates with readers on a deeply personal level, reminding us of our own search for a place where we are truly understood.

In addition to the gripping storyline, Venable's prose is a work of art in itself. Her lyrical writing style effortlessly weaves together past and present, creating a seamless narrative that keeps readers enthralled from start to finish. The author's ability to evoke a myriad of emotions through her words is truly commendable, touching readers' hearts and provoking introspection long after the final page is turned.

Homesick is an exceptional novel that successfully delves into the complex human emotions surrounding the concept of home. Lyn Venable's masterful storytelling, coupled with her evocative prose, make for an unforgettable reading experience. This book is a must-read for anyone who has ever yearned for a place to call their own.

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What thrill is there in going out among the stars if coming back means bitter loneliness?

Frankston pushed listlessly at a red checker with his right forefinger. He knew the move would cost him a man, but he lacked enough interest in the game to plot out a safe move. His opponent, James, jumped the red disk with a black king and removed it from the board. Gregory, across the room, flicked rapidly through the pages of a magazine, too rapidly to be reading anything, or even looking at the pictures. Ross lay quietly on his bunk, staring out of the viewport.

The four were strangely alike in appearance, nearly the same age, the age where gray hairs finally outnumber black, or baldness takes over. The age when the expanding waistline has begun to sag tiredly, when robust middle age begins the slow accelerating decline toward senility.

A strange group to find aboard a spaceship, but then The Columbus was a very strange ship. Bolted to its outer hull, just under the viewports, were wooden boxes full of red geraniums, and ivy wound tenuous green fronds over the gleaming hull that had withstood the bombardment of pinpoint meteors and turned away the deadly power of naked cosmic rays.

Frankston glanced at his wristchrono... Continue reading book >>

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