The Way Home Looks Now

November 17, 2015 - Comment

From the award-winning author of THE GREAT WALL OF LUCY WU comes a beautifully written and poignant story of family and loss, healing and friendship, and the great American pastime, baseball. Twelve-year-old Peter Lee and his family are baseball lovers, who bond over back lot games and talk of the Pittsburgh Pirates. But when tragedy

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From the award-winning author of THE GREAT WALL OF LUCY WU comes a beautifully written and poignant story of family and loss, healing and friendship, and the great American pastime, baseball.

Twelve-year-old Peter Lee and his family are baseball lovers, who bond over back lot games and talk of the Pittsburgh Pirates. But when tragedy strikes, the family flies apart and baseball no longer seems to matter. Is that true? Peter wonders if just maybe the game they love can pull them together and bring them back, safe at home.

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Annette Lamb says:

Excellent Balance of Baseball and Social Issues THE WAY HOME LOOKS NOW by Wendy Wan-Long Shang follows Peter Lee as he struggles with the accidental death of his brother, his mother’s overwhelming grief, and his traditional Chinese father’s role as Little League baseball coach. Set in 1972, this outstanding work of realistic fiction masterfully addresses key societal issues of the times including Vietnam War protests, political connections with Taiwan, and the Women’s Movement from a child’s perspective…

Moira Rose Donohue says:

This looks like a winner! You will cry, you will cheer, you will sit on the edge of your seat. And if you are like me, you will walk around the house with this book in your hand because you don’t want to stop reading it just to get a glass of tea. This is such a realistic, sad, funny and heart-wrenching look at grief. Shang deftly takes you through the world of grief after the death of a 17-year old boy and shows how the family–especially the younger brother–manages to find a way to cope and forge ahead with life. And…

Ms.Jackie says:

Beautiful, Beautiful Book! This book is beautiful in every way. Peter’s passion for baseball is artfully woven into a story of family, grief, and learning who you are. Peter is a character who will resonant with boys and girls alike. His complicated relationship with his father grows to a moving crescendo in this story. This is a book that kids, parents, and teachers should all read.

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