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Homesick
Homesick: A Memoir | Sela Ward
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The vibrant and beloved star of Once and Again and Sisters offers a story about her journey home to recapture the magic of youth in the deep South for her children and to make peace with the death of her mother. At a time when much of America is yearning to recapture the spirit and feelings of a more innocent era, comes the paperback edition of this exceptional book, from one of our most beloved actresses: a story of one womans 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 lifehumble virtues that were forged in the hearth of a loving home. Long after she had established herself as a successful model and Emmy Award winning actress, Sela started her own family, and found herself pining for the comforts of her small-town childhood. In an effort to balance her childrens West Coast upbringing with a taste of a more natural way of life, she and her husband built a second home on a farm in Meridian, Mississippi so that her family could retreat there several times each year. 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 forthe death of her mother. As her family gathered around her mamas bedside, Selas simple journey home became something far deeper: a turning point in her own life, as she pondered her mothers 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.
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GripLitGrl
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OriginalCyn620 I didn‘t know she‘d written a book! 3mo
Liatrek Wow I love her❤️ I had no idea she wrote a book. I been watching her since Sisters. 3mo
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arubabookwoman
Homesick: A Memoir | Sela Ward
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#Gratitude39 #Home I haven‘t had a lot of geographical homes, 16 years in Aruba, 1 year in London, 18 years in New Orleans, and the past 33 years in this house in the Seattle area. Within the next few months we will be pulling up roots here to move somewhere on the east coast to be closer to our kids, who have all moved cross country. Very bittersweet. I will miss the color of this smoke bush every fall.

Crazeedi Blessings on your new life! It must be hard to leave your friends. But I know you will find more happiness! 10mo
Cinfhen Beautiful 💕💕new beginnings are hard but there‘s always something to celebrate xx 10mo
laytonwoman3rd We have lots of lovely color on the East Coast too. 10mo
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CouronneDhiver We have great fall colours on the east coast too... have you decided where you‘re going? 10mo
Suet624 My heart goes out to you. It‘s a challenge, for sure, but the east coast has lots of lovely attributes too. Best wishes to you. 10mo
Butterfinger I feel for you. That is your bush. It might do well over here if you take a cutting. We do have burning bushes in NC. I wonder if they are similar. 10mo
arubabookwoman @Crazeedi @Cinfhen @laytonwoman3rd @CouronneDhiver @Suet624 @Butterfinger Thank you all for the encouragement. I know I will adjust, and enjoy life on the east coast. The process of purging so many years of “stuff” has just been exhausting and emotionally draining. 10mo
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Donna_sBookMinute
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I chose "Homesick" because "Sisters" is where I first saw Sela Ward; and my sister and I discussed it and compared notes after every episode. I'm also "homesick" for all my siblings who have passed on. I'm "The Baby." #NationalSiblingsDay #siblings #AprilBookShowers

Melwilk I love your post. It made me think of my sister ❤️❤️ 2y
Lesliereads Your post is touching. 2y
LauraBeth 💕💕 2y
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Donna_sBookMinute ⭐️#Melwilk, #Lesliereads, #LauraBeth -- Thanks, guys. I'm glad my post touched you. In hindsight, one other childhood photo came to mind a few days ago. It just may have been on NSD. 2y
LeahBergen Oh!! 💗💗💗 2y
Megabooks 💖💖💖 2y
Dragon I used to watch Sisters too , great post 😀 2y
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Vexingcircumstance
Homesick: A Memoir | Sela Ward
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EEG almost done. We should get out in about an hour and a half. Baby is getting bored but has been really good. She's in my lap watching Spongebob on Amazon. #babiesoflitsy #eeg

Gryffindorian What a strong little girl! 💕Prayers! 2y
jfalkens Hope everything is OK xxx 2y
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Debiw781
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Love that I saw this display in a local Florida store! Last night we wandered around downtown during Ladies' Night and I found a couple neat shops that I'm going to be frequenting.

LauraBeth I don't like Clemson but I can respect how cute this is 😀 3y
Debiw781 @LauraBeth the whole store was cute but this definitely caught my eye 😊 3y
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Donna_sBookMinute
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I found these two at the Goodwill on Monday. Looking forward to the Sela Ward memoir. I didn't even realize she had written one. She is one of my favorite actresses. "The Heretic's Wife" is an intriguing title. The combination of booksellers and Bible translations seems like a good read.

Lwsmith I love Sela Ward! Anxious to hear what you thought of that one. 3y
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