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    Synopsis
    After crippling her husband in an auto crash, Meredith Haggerty endures years of his abuse while harboring a plan to escape when she can make it look as if she died. She grasps her chance at freedom on 9/11 when she survives the fall of the North Tower.

    Heading to a new life in Mexico, her seatmate on the bus is Father Jacque Richelieu who convinces her to teach English at his community center on the Texas Rio Grande. She finds a home, but she and the priest discover that they have not found themselves.

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    About the Author

    Myra Hargrave McIlvain is a teller of Texas tales. Whether she is sharing the stories in her books, her lectures, or her blog, she aims to make the Texas story alive. She has free-lanced as a writer of Texas historical markers, written articles for newspapers all over the country and for magazines such as Texas Highways. A Long Way Home is her eleventh book-another Texas story. McIlvain lives in Austin with her husband Stroud. Her children are grown, and she enjoys the company of a houseful of grands.

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    Austin, TX

    Delightful Read!

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    I am a fan of this author, and when I saw she had written a contemporary story, I was intrigued. I know Myra as a Texas History expert and her books of Historical Fiction (always strong on the history, light on the fiction!) entertain and educate. She brought all those skills into this current book. The story centers around Meredith, who escapes the falling of the 9/11 towers to start a new life in the Rio Grande area of Texas. The author’s precise research shows through as well as her talent for weaving the tale to include a plethora of amazing characters.