Cover of: Homesick | Sela Ward

About the Book

This is a story about home. At a time when much of America is yearning to recapture the spirit and feelings of a more innocent era, comes this exceptional new book from one of our most beloved actresses: a story of one woman’s journey to reconnect with the landscape of her childhood.  Though best known today as the star of the television series Once & Again and Sisters, Sela Ward considers herself first and foremost a small-town girl. The eldest of four children, she was raised by a father who helped her believe in herself, and by a mother who taught her a sense of the importance of virtues like self-respect, grace, and sacrifice. In her hometown of Meridian, Mississippi, within a tightly-knit community of neighbors and kin, Sela learned ways that would remain with her throughout life -- humble virtues that were “forged in the hearth of a loving home.”  After graduating from the University of Alabama, Sela left the South in search of the excitement of cities like New York and Los Angeles, and the creative rewards of an acting career. But as she started her own family, she found herself pining for the comforts of her small-town childhood -- and searching for a way to balance her children’s West Coast upbringing with a taste of a more natural way of life. She and her husband built a second home on a farm near Meridian, where she and her family could retreat several times each year, and she became involved in several projects designed to restore the vitality of the hometown she remembered so fondly. Even as Sela was reconnecting with the rhythms of home, though, her world was rocked by a crisis the family had long anticipated but never quite prepared for -- the death of her mother. As her family gathered around her mama’s bedside, Sela’s simple journey home became something far deeper: a turning point in her own life, as she pondered her mother’s complicated legacy, and came to terms with just what it was she herself was searching for.  Filled with warmth, storytelling, and laughter, Homesick is a book to treasure -- an exploration of the lessons we carry away with us from childhood, and a celebration of the bittersweet legacy of home.

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
272
Dimensions
8.3 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
Weight
1.1 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9231606M
Internet Archive
homesickmemoir00ward
ISBN 10
0060394366
ISBN 13
9780060394363
Library Thing
242559
Goodreads
2876977
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