Title: At Home In the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe
Author: Tsh Oxenreider
Published: 2017
Language: English
Pages: 288
Rating: 2/5

This is about Tsh Oxenreider, who when in her late thirties, decided alongside her husband to take their three kids on an epic one-year journey around the world, all the while musing on the idea of home, travel and belonging.

I think this is one of those cases where I picked up a book that just wasn't meant for me.

I imagine this the perfect book for the right audience, but I am not that audience. The introduction talks about how this is a book about traveling the world with children, and how the two are not incompatible, and already at that point I had an inkling that I wasn't going to love this.

I think the musings in this book about home are interesting enough, but most of this book, to me, feels rushed. I don't feel like I got a good sense of the places they went or that I was really there with them. I don't feel like I got to really know anyone in this book, not even Tsh, and I even sometimes forgot who everyone was, like who the different kids were. I don't feel like I was really let in on anything; I felt incredibly held at a distance. The more I read, the more I felt everything was just being repeated over and over again, and I had a really hard time finishing it.

I think perhaps the disconnect is due to me not being the target audience and not being able to really relate to the author. I find it hard to really recommend this, because to me it feels like a book that simply scratches the surface of what it promises to do, but I imagine it would be better for someone in their thirties/forties, married with kids who perhaps want to travel and feel like they can't because of said husband and kids.
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