Traveling Light by Lynne Branard was inspired by real-life events: when the author was working at a hospice agency, an unclaimed box of ashes—with her agency’s business card attached—was discovered in a storage facility. Branard became intrigued by how the remains of someone could get lost—and how the discovery could be the perfect catalyst for a life change.
Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: January 10th 2017 by Berkley Books
From the New York Times bestselling author and masterful storyteller * behind The Art of Arranging Flowers comes a new novel about the search for what really matters in life...
Driving from North Carolina to New Mexico with her three-legged dog, a strange man s ashes, and a waitress named Blossom riding shotgun isn t exactly what Alissa Wells ever wanted to be doing. But it s exactly what she needs...
It all starts when Alissa impulsively puts a bid on an abandoned storage unit, only to become the proud new owner of Roger Hart s remains. Two weeks later, she jumps in her car and heads west, thinking that returning the ashes of a dead man might be the first step on her way to a new life.
She isn’t wrong.
Especially when Blossom, who just graduated from high school, hitches a ride with her to Texas, and Alissa has to get used to letting someone else take the wheel. Posting about their road trip on Facebook, complete with photos of Roger at every stop, Blossom opens Alissa s eyes to the road in front of her and to how sometimes the best things in life are the ones you never see coming.
“There is art and beauty in this story that will linger after the final scene.”—Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
“An expertly penned and tender tale.”—Richard Paul Evans, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
“Branard’s writing is a joy to read.”—Karen White, New York Times bestselling author
A beautiful novel filled with tender wisdom and unforgettable characters.”—Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author