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Author Jack Dunn will take readers on a trip back to the 1860s to follow two young men as they meet and soon learn from each other in Home And Away: A Civil War Odyssey.

This book follows the story of Sterling Louchs and Benjamin Taylor who have different issues in their lives. Caught up between the Civil War and personal dilemmas, their paths will cross and their lives will intertwine to deal with diverse circumstances and try to make the best of what they have.

In 1863 Sterling Louchs, a student at the Pennsylvania Agricultural College is making his way home following the suspension of classes due to the Confederate offensive into southern Pennsylvania. Benjamin Taylor, a runaway slave escapes from his owner on learning that he is situated in the newly created free state of West Virginia.

Their journeys become linked and they experience a number of circumstances, together and separately. They reach Sterling’s home, northeast of Gettysburg, as the decisive battle is occurring. Subsequently, Benjamin is assisted in making the transition away from his previous life to one that is free and productive.

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