“The Long Way Home” is a collection of stories that deal with different notions of home and house, family and friend, as well as the ordinary – and extraordinary – truths that can be unearthed when we allow ourselves the time to take the long way home. Careful observation occupies the heart of these stories: truly seeing for the first time something you’ve seen a million times before, but never stopped to understand. They meditate on the pleasure of the simple realization -- sometimes as rewarding as the profound one – that has perhaps been long delayed by hurried, eyes-shut movement through the world. Such realizations can have interesting and unavoidable impacts on our friendly and familial relationships that are constantly being made, broken, repaired, and refined. This collection seeks to illuminate those precious, patient moments that can be discovered on the routine journey home – wherever and whatever home may be.