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Cover Story - April 12, 2017

Finding a home in the world

Menlo Park author tells gripping story of an exile's return home in her first novel

by Renee Batti

What if as a teenager you had to flee the country you were born in because religious radicalism had unleashed a wave of bloodletting and terror against the population? What if you found your way to the United States, where you attended university, thrived in the career of your dreams, and settled into family life with a spouse and a child? And what if in midlife, your marriage in tatters and yearning to again see your native land and the loved ones you left behind, you embarked on an extended journey to your birthplace?

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