What happens when fate links the destiny of a woman with
Mennonite heritage to that of a Las Vegas cocktail waitress? Can two women from
different backgrounds and generations, overwhelmed with life and loss, find
healing for wounds once thought too deep to heal? Can modern paths, after
leaving all that was good and true, ever truly lead home?
For Las Vegas widow Naomi, memories of a Pennsylvania Dutch
childhood are an ache from the distant past, a painful memory of abandoned
roots and lost connections. She has long since reconciled herself to the
shattered dream of what had once enticed her from her heritage—a tiny apartment
thick with loneliness and regret, the sad lives of her two sons, and her sole
consolation: the friendship with her daughter-in-law Ruth. But when hard living
claims both of Naomi’s boys, she and Ruth turn Naomi’s creaky Impala eastward
in a desperate last-chance bid for hope and meaning. Thus begins the
cross-country odyssey that brings Naomi home to her old farm in Lancaster
County, and to the values and rhythms of a life once spurned. Having never seen the East before, can Ruth find a home here too, among the slow and
authentic cadences of Pennsylvania farm country? Download and start listening now!