This week I had the pleasure and opportunity to read and review “Finding My Way Home: A Memoir” by C.K. O’Neil. Here is my review!
Sometimes it just takes some of life’s challenging experiences to realize just how much. In her debut memoir, we meet Cassie a twenty something school teacher who is questioning her existence and place in her country, her career and even within her own family. From the description, I went into the read thinking Cassie had more of a tangible connection to 9/11, but within the first several chapters you realize her after effects of the attacks were more indirect. The bombings coupled with a leg injury suffered while training for the Boston Marathon set in motion a chain of personal reflections about her life, her family relationships and her place in the world. Deciding to take a road trip, Cassie chronicles her travels across the country back home to her family. I enjoyed her travels, her descriptions as she crosses from state to state. I did find it a bit slow moving in the middle and much more enjoyed the parts of the memoir where she was sharing stories of her family and the learning experiences she has now to embrace. I am a big fan of authors who tie up a story at the end, and Cassie does a nice job of doing this for the reader. You clearly see how far she has traveled to once again be home within her own heart. I was happy to be able to review this book. I wish her continued success in her writing.