A young girl's journey back from grief.
Annie must also deal with the demands of starting high school, where she encounters a whole new set of problems that provide a counterpoint to those she faces at home. As the story progresses, Annie is torn between her resentment and a dawning compassion for her step-mother. Annie is also haunted by her mother’s death in childbirth and the loss of a sibling. Most of the time though, her resentment gets the upper hand and finally boils to the surface during a visit to her step-grandparents when she hears her step-mother complaining about her. Annie is stung, and her explosive reaction results in not only a deeper rift with her step-mother, but threatens her relationship with her father.
Set in the 1960’s in western Oklahoma, A FAR JOURNEY is a mesmerizing recital of the timeless issues of learning to go on in the face of grief, acceptance, forgiveness, friendship, and love.