There’s More Than One Way Home
Anna Kagen seems to have it all: She’s young, beautiful, and married to a wealthy, prominent man.
But within the walls of her San Francisco mansion, she spends her time dodging her husband’s barbs and hunting down potential friends for her son, Jack, a 10-year-old on the autistic spectrum.
That old life suddenly seems idyllic when, on a school field trip, she makes the small error in judgment that sets in motion a chain of events that leads to another boy’s death. Suddenly Jack is a suspect, her husband’s career is in jeopardy, and Anna has to choose between loyalty to her son … and what may be her one chance at happiness.
Praise & Reviews
“There’s More Than One Way Home is that rare thing – an original story. In an extraordinary setting, the deepest human emotion and fears come to the fore in a curiously captivating and unexpected way.”
–Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean
“[A] mother questions her relationships with family and friends after classmates accuse her autistic son of murdering a student…. Through herfast-paced prose, engaging plot, and sharp insights, Levin underscores how intolerance and ignorance can cause difficult situations to spiral out of control…. A witty, modern voice delivers a captivating tale about a mysterious death that feels like a light read but soon submerges the reader deep into the throes of substance.”
“Donna Levin is a storytelling pro, who creates characters who come alive in every scene.”
–Lalita Tademy, author Cane River and Red River
“At the heart of Donna Levin’s novel, There’s More than One Way Home, is the narrator’s search for autonomy … The novel’s strength lies in its ability to go beyond superficialities. … There’s More than One Way Home deals substantively with issues like autism, and by doing so, stands to appeal to abroad audience as a worthy entry into popular fiction.”
–Geraldine Richards, Foreword Reviews
“A complex protagonist trapped in a tragic circumstance that affects so many…. A book that most readers will devour in a weekend.”
–Donna Gillespie, author of the The Light Bearer and Lady of the Light