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Leaving home for the first time is a rite of passage Fifteen of the most respected authors of our time contribute their perspectives to this masterfully crafted anthology From fear to desire, joy and hope, the mixed emotions that accompany each journey physical and metaphysical are conveyed in a manner that both stimulates the mind and satisfies the heart Everyone eventually goes on a journey I remember packing a suitcase and carrying it out to the kitchen, standing very still for a few minutes, looking carefully at the familiar objects all around me The old chrome toaster, the telephone, the pink and white Formica on the kitchen counters The room was full of bright sunshine Everything sparkled My house, I thought My life I m not sure how long I stood there, but later I scribbled out a short note to my parents What I said, exactly, I don t recall now Something vague Taking off, will call, love Tim from On the Rainy River by Tim O BrienYou leave home and undergo trails and rites The minute I walked in and the Big Bozo introduced us, I got sick to my stomach It was one thing to be taken out of your own bed early in the morning it was something else to be stuck in a strange place with a girl form a whole other race from Recitatif by Toni MorrisonYou come back form the journey transformed I felt growing light, I rose up into the air and flew out the window Higher and higher, above the alley, over the tops of tiles roofs, where I was gathered up by the wind and pushed up toward the night sky until everything below me disappeared and I was alone from Rules of the Game by Amy TanWe leave home to find home


10 thoughts on “Leaving Home: Stories

  1. Alyssa Peters Alyssa Peters says:

    Alyssa PetersShort Stories This book consists of short stories told by young adults who are leaving home either by themselves or witht thier familes Some of them are going to a different country such as Costa Rica and some of them are leaving their homes in the U.S Some stories were sad and some were just stories of life progressign and people moving on Some of the authors were sad to leave and some seemed optomistic about starting a new life I had mixed feelings about this book I liked som Alyssa PetersShort Stories This book consists of short stories told by young adults who are leaving home either by themselves or witht thier familes Some of them are going to a different country such as Costa Rica and some of them are leaving their homes in the U.S Some stories were sad and some were just stories of life progressign and people moving on Some of the authors were sad to leave and some seemed optomistic about starting a new life I had mixed feelings about this book I liked some of the stories and some of them I didn t This book is not for everyone


  2. Lili Kim Lili Kim says:

    Amy Tan and Tim O Brien s stories were the best, and I had read them before in their own books But the most powerful page was the introduction But the journey can also be close to home the turning of a corner to discover a whole new view of what was taken for granted, a discovery about someone you knew, or a journey through the tangle of feelings in the human heart It may happenthe moment when you see your mother as a person separate from yourselfWhen you read a great story you Amy Tan and Tim O Brien s stories were the best, and I had read them before in their own books But the most powerful page was the introduction But the journey can also be close to home the turning of a corner to discover a whole new view of what was taken for granted, a discovery about someone you knew, or a journey through the tangle of feelings in the human heart It may happenthe moment when you see your mother as a person separate from yourselfWhen you read a great story you leave home We leave home to find home


  3. Barbara M Barbara M says:

    A collection of diverse short stories from outstanding authors The theme of the book is leaving home All the stories were good and well worth reading My favorite was On A Rainy River by Tim O Brien It really stood out in the collection such a quiet and touching story.This book was in the Young Adult section of my library I read it as an adult and I highly recommend it for adults, as well as, young adults It s great for readers who enjoy diverse short stories.


  4. Israel Guerrero Israel Guerrero says:

    3.5 powerful voices gathered together


  5. Ava Ava says:

    This book was really bad


  6. Greg Chandler Greg Chandler says:

    The stories focus literal and figurative journeys Fittingly, I read most of it while traveling to my cousin s wedding in VA Many of the authors are very well known Amy Tan, Sandra Cisneros, Tim O Brien The very short opening piece by Cisneros is one of my favorites Speaking of her home, she provides a starting point to this journey.O Brien s piece describes the physical, intellectual and emotional journey he took, fleeing to Canada when drafted into the Vietnam war, but unable to summon wha The stories focus literal and figurative journeys Fittingly, I read most of it while traveling to my cousin s wedding in VA Many of the authors are very well known Amy Tan, Sandra Cisneros, Tim O Brien The very short opening piece by Cisneros is one of my favorites Speaking of her home, she provides a starting point to this journey.O Brien s piece describes the physical, intellectual and emotional journey he took, fleeing to Canada when drafted into the Vietnam war, but unable to summon what he calls the bravery to make that choice.While the theme provides a framework for the work, each piece has a unique voice The stories aren t held to any narrow definition of travel or journey, aren t forced to fit an overall narrative, but somehow do work together While some of the stories can stand on their own, the sum is greater than the parts


  7. Alana Borman Alana Borman says:

    This was the Minnesota High School Speech book for Extemporaneous Reading in 2015 Each story selected for the collection shows not only the evolution of their characters as they set off on their own, but the value of the relationships made on and needed for their journeys This is an excellent collection for anyone who finds themselves at a crossroads, especially young adults leaving home for the first time My favorite stories in the collection are Rules of the Game by Amy Tan and On the Ra This was the Minnesota High School Speech book for Extemporaneous Reading in 2015 Each story selected for the collection shows not only the evolution of their characters as they set off on their own, but the value of the relationships made on and needed for their journeys This is an excellent collection for anyone who finds themselves at a crossroads, especially young adults leaving home for the first time My favorite stories in the collection are Rules of the Game by Amy Tan and On the Rainy River by Tim O Brien


  8. Ellie Ellie says:

    A collection of short stories and poems, this book offered the reader several different perspectives centered around life changes Since life is constantly changing and the stories were varied, it was easy to relate to each selection in some capacity I recommend this book for someone who is nervous about or reflecting on their own life choices it s an easy read that makes you realize you re not alone in your feelings


  9. Ms. Myers Ms. Myers says:

    The book leaving home by hazel rochman is about a boy that is moving The boy dose not want to move the way that the parents make him move is by telling him that they will buy him video games.The book is fiction The story is at a house.The people are a boy,mom ,dad,and a sister.The mood was sad.I liked the book because I had to move.I think that people that don t want to move should read leaving home.


  10. Sara Sara says:

    This book is the Extemporaneous Reading book for the 2015 season in MN It s not the best book, but some of the stories are good As the title suggests, this book is a collection of short stories about growing up and leaving home I wouldn t recommend this book unless you are in speech and an Extemp Reader.