Author(s): Helen McNeil
Where is home? Can this be my place? These are the questions compelling the story set in small- town New Zealand. In 1956 Sandra McLeod and her British immigrant family come to Kawerau seeking a new life. But it was not an easy journey...When Sandra returs twenty years later she must confront ghosts of her past.
Twenty five years as a psychologist has given Helen McNeil's writing both insight and compassion. She writes about ordinary people dealing with the deep question she struggles with herself. Where is home? What does family mean? Are my beliefs worth the pain? Helen grew up in Kawerau where her own immigrant family found it a different life than the one they had anticipated. Helen currently lives in Earthsong Eco-neighbourhood (Auckland, New Zealand) alongside chickens and organic gardens.