Leaving Freedom, now available
Freedom, Massachusetts. By 1973, thirty-year-old Connie Lewis sees only irony in the name. She’s ready to leave her hometown and move with her recently widowed mother to Florida, freed of financial worry to write the novel that’s been languishing in her imagination. The novel’s title—Secrets—turns out to be as ironic as the name of her hometown. Her mother, her sister, and the man she befriends in Florida all keep secrets. A nine year journey takes her from Massachusetts to Florida to Oregon. When she visits the Rajneesh community in Antelope, Oregon, she faces the decision of what place she should call home.