Homeward Bound (Paperback)Richard Smith (author)
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George has two secrets. 1) He's never revealed why his music career stalled. And 2) No-one knows just how much the disappointment of opportunities missed still gnaw at him. He craves one last chance, even at his age. When it presents itself, through the appearance of a long-lost distant relative - whose chequered past should set alarm bells ringing - he can't resist.
For Tara, living with her grandfather is a way to find her own path and develop her own musical ambitions. She isn't prepared for the clash between different generations and living in a strange house full of her grandfather's memories - and vinyl records.
They get off to a shaky start. George takes an instant dislike to the sounds from her bedroom that seem more suited to Guantanamo Bay than anything he would call musical. But as time plays out, they find there are more similarities - neither know how to operate a dishwasher - than differences, and parallels across the generations slowly bring them to recognise their shared strengths. But when Toby inadvertently sets in motion a chain of events, it leaves Tara with the same dilemma her grandfather faced five decades before with the same life-changing choice to make.
Publisher: Troubador Publishing
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
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“Engaging work from a new author”
Heart-warming but not sentimental story dealing with the issues of older age and inter-family relationships particularly that of a teenage girl and her grandfather. It is told with a wry sense of humour.
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“Couldn’t put it down”
This is such an enjoyable read . The main characters are warm and believable. You feel for George and Tara and want them to be happy . The book is full of musical memories which was an added enjoyment . Overall a book... More
“A book of yearning, love and music”
The Paul Simon song Homeward Bound is a well known song of yearning, memory and the impulse to return to the past from the present. Like the song, this novel is an intelligent and loving evocation of the dilemmas of... More
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