Getting Lost to Find Home

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Join Caroline Miller’s youthful adventure of the 1960s, just out of college, engaged, and headed for the English countryside when heartbreak forces her to detour to East Africa. It’s a turbulent time as empires crumble and UHURU, the cry for freedom, shatters the peace.

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Anne Hillerman, Author of the Chee/Leaphorn/Manuelito mysteries including The Way of the Bear, 2023

Caroline Miller has gifted us with a compelling story full of hope, adventure, and friendship. She offers an intimate look at a young woman who transforms a heartbreaking disappointment into a life of deep purpose. The book resonates with original descriptions of the landscape and people she encounters in England and Africa, and is gently laced with self-deprecating humor. Readers will root for the narrator to have a wonderful life—- and she does.

Rebecca Morris, New York Times Bestselling crime writer

A book that should be shelved with the best of them is Getting Lost to Find Home, by Caroline Miller. It is more poignant because it takes place in the 1960s English Midlands, with its post-war hardships, and Africa, where British rule is waning…

Midwest Book Review for Getting Lost to Find Home,  December 2023

Critique: Fascinating, thought-provoking, entertaining, and ultimately inspiring, “Getting Lost to Find Home: A Memoir” by Caroline Miller will have a particular relevance for readers with an interest in friendship stories and American memoirs set against a background of mid-to late 20th Century Africa. While an extraordinary and unreservedly recommended addition to community and college/university library American Biography/Memoir collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that “Getting Lost to Find Home: A Memoir” is also readily available in a digital book format.

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