Beach Reads: “The Distance Home”

“The Distance Home”

By Paula Saunders
Literary Fiction
Publication Date: Aug. 7, 2018

Set in the American West, this family saga focuses on sibling rivalry with dark secrets and struggles.  René and her brother Leon both share a passion for dance in a simple place with little promise, yet their lives are on remarkably different paths. While René excels at everything she does, Leon’s gentle soul continues to disappoint their father. The siblings’ parents grow apart as the years pass, as do René and Leon, and they grasp whatever they can to stay afloat. As René works to save herself and enter a larger, more hopeful world, Leon embarks on a journey of despair and self-destruction.