The Long Way Home: Detours and Discoveries

Tom Montgomery Fate comes to define “home” not as a physical location, but as a way of belonging. “Migrating birds have an internal compass that allows them to home their way back to their nesting place each spring,” he writes. “For birds, home is both verb and noun—both journey and destination.”

“In this beautifully written memoir, travel is more than an attempt to collect passport stamps and check off bucket lists. It’s a chance to see rather than look.” -Booklist

“Tom Fate’s remembrances of fishing with his father evoke images of E.B. White’s “Once More to the Lake.” His nature writing approaches the mastery found in Thoreau’s “Cape Cod.” -Des Moines Register

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