Slow Way Home


Rather than follow a court order to return Brandon to his troubled, drug-addicted mother, the eight-year-old's grandparents "kidnap" him and assume new identities in a turbulent Southern town-until an unexpected chain of events shakes his new community to its core and throws Brandon back into a precarious life with his mother.


Slow Way Home is a tender yet completely unsentimental tale of survival and redemption. Readers will be gripped by its pitch-perfect evocation of the South in the 1970s, when the gains of the civil rights movement were still tested at every turn.


Praise for Slow Way Home


“An emotionally charged work that is as timely as it is touching.”

 --- The Dallas Morning News


“Michael Morris is someone to watch .. .[Slow Way Home is] courageous and heartbreaking and moving....”

---The Birmingham News


“...impressive achievement...entertaining and affecting.”

 ---St. Louis Post-Dispatch


 Slow Way Home is one of those rare should become a classic.”

---Tampa Tribune


“a compulsively readable novel with many fine passages on the importance of home and the comforts of faith.”



Slow Way Home is a novel for the heart.  It is pitch perfect and the character Brandon is going to linger in a lot of minds.  The opening chapter is one of the most poignant and powerful I have ever read.  This is a fine book."

---Anne Rivers Siddons


 Slow Way Home is a gem --both gritty and heartwarming at once.  A wonderful, emotional read."

 ---Lee Smith


"In a remarkably consistent narrative voice, Morris takes us along for a moving, funny ride..."

---Silas House, author of Clay’s Quilt and A Parchment of Leaves


 “Morris excels in creating the child’s voice.... an inspiring portrait of a true survivor.”



Slow Way Home is a warm, witty, fresh, and innovative novel.”

---Homer Hickam, author of October Sky


Slow Way Home is a journey of the human spirit and its themes... make it a novel for the ages.”

---Richard Paul Evans, author of The Christmas Box