The Long Way Home

Book Cover: The Long Way Home

“You get a strange feeling when you're about to leave a place, like you'll not only miss the people you love, but you'll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you'll never be this way ever again.” - Azar Nafisi


In the 1960s, Bryce Hospital was the best-kept secret on the campus of the University of Alabama, tucked behind rows of aged oak trees. In a time when Bear Bryant ruled southern Saturdays and George Wallace’s fiery policies still loomed in the background of daily life, Bryce Hospital was stained with the blood of thousands of patients left to the wayside.

The Long Way Home takes you on a journey through one woman’s search for independence and acceptance. Join Molly as she tells her story through the pages of her personal journal that chronicles racism, women’s rights, and mental health reform in 1960s America. You will find a cast of characters that do more than just enlighten your soul, they will steal your heart.