For Finding Home: How Americans Prevail
Winner 2nd place for Non-Fiction, 2014 New Mexico Press Women's Annual Book Awards
"...The writing was extraordinary and gripping. [Ooms’] ability to report on these stories is remarkable. She never tried to impose her opinion,” Mills said. “It was raw and honest. This needs to be read.”
By relaying the struggles of those who have faced such conflict, Ooms hopes not only to inform readers but also give them hope.
The book is the first to be released by San Francisco’s Home Free Publishing, a publisher that plans to put out books that show Americans pressing forward despite daunting odds...."
ISAAC HAMLET, THE DAILY IOWAN, AUGUST 2013
"Finding Home is hugely interesting and worthwhile... powerful, unlike any book on my shelf."
HAROLD MORGAN, CARLSBAD CURRENT-ARGUS
"...let this be the one nonfiction book you buy and read this year. Finding Home will make you appreciate your own home wherever you’ve made it and the book will move you in some surprising ways."
JULIET KINCAID, BLOGGER
"Sally Ooms has a talent for finding the stories that tell all of our stories. Through the tragedies and struggles of ordinary and disenfranchised Americans, Ooms shows us what “home” really means, literally and metaphorically, and quietly reminds us to appreciate what we have. As we get to know the people in Finding Home: How Americans Prevail, we also begin to see on a deeper level how alike we truly are."
HOLLIS WALKER, LONGTIME JOURNALIST & EDITOR AT THE SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN
"Many stories—different voices. Sally Ooms captures the nuances of resilience, work and hope beautifully. No crying or whining. No one is asking for handouts, but hands up along the way have made a difference. Finding Home: How Americans Prevail will make you pause and ponder the true meaning of home. "
HEIDI SMITH, AUTHOR OF AFTER THE BOMBS - MY BERLIN