The Road to Home Author:Mary Jane Auch Thirteen-year-old Remembrance ?Mem? Nye has had much more than her share of responsibility since her mother died. It?s too hard caring for her younger brother and baby sister, and Mem looks forward to returning to the family fold at her grandmother?s house. But their journey back home is delayed when they reach Rome, New York, and Mem?s father j... more »oins the crew that is digging the Erie Canal. Mem soon realizes her father isn?t up to providing for them and won?t take them to their grandmother?s. Mem feels her only choice is to pick up and walk with the children all the way to Connecticut. She has faced many challenges. This journey will be the greatest challenge of all.