Available Hardcover – April 3, 2018
A memoir of growing up on the run―and what happens when it comes to a stop.
"Lucid, tender, exquisitely re-imagined, and compulsively readable." ―Jessica Nelson, author of If Only You People Could Follow Directions
"In this wondrous and richly detailed coming of age story, Tyler Wetherall follows the breadcrumbs of her childhood to discover a family home that is unlike any other." ―Katy Lederer, author of Poker Face
Tyler had lived in thirteen houses and five countries by the time she was nine years old. She didn’t think this was strange until Scotland Yard turned up in her small English town, and her world was turned upside down. She discovered her father was a fugitive and her past was not what she thought it had been.
Tyler's family had been living in California back in 1983 when the Feds originally caught up with her dad; it was the same year Tyler was born. Her parents decided to go on the run with the three young children, and they spent the next few years traveling across Europe, assuming different identities, living in a series of beautiful places, from Portugal to Tuscany. Now her dad had fled once more, except this time he didn't take her with him.
Despite the danger involved, for the following two years he flew Tyler and her siblings out to see him in secret wherever he was in hiding, until on her 12th birthday Scotland Yard followed Tyler to the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, where her father was eventually captured.
It was over the summers spent visiting her dad in prison in California that he began sharing his life story forcing Tyler to once again rewrite her past as she struggled to accept the choices he made and the consequences they all had to live with.
In this emotionally detailed and carefully wrought memoir, Tyler Wetherall untangles the ties that hold a family together through hardship. Beyond the drama of an unconventional childhood, No Way Home offers a thoughtful examination of the stories we tell about our past and how they shape our place in the world today.
"In this wondrous and richly detailed coming of age story, Tyler Wetherall follows the breadcrumbs of her childhood to discover a family home that is unlike any other. Relocating from Marin Country to Rome to the South of France to the West Country of England, inhabiting several different identities and names, the externals of Wetherall's life correspond poignantly to the ever-shifting and sometimes painful vicissitudes of youth and adolescence. Conveying her weighty and extraordinary story in beautiful, stirringly musical prose, Wetherall reminds us that there is always more than one way to go home." ―Katy Lederer, author of Poker Face
"Tyler Wetherall's debut memoir, No Way Home, is lucid, tender, exquisitely re-imagined, and compulsively readable. Wetherall recalls her fugitive childhood with eyes wide open, following her finely-tuned instincts back to the dark center of love. Wetherall reminds us that home is the story we choose again and again." ―Jessica Nelson, author of If Only You People Could Follow Directions
"With wisdom and vulnerability, Tyler Wetherall writes in beautiful prose about her childhood as a fugitive on the run from the FBI, only to discover the devastating realization that her father was not the man she thought he was. A father-daughter story about the power of family, love, and forgiveness. No Way Home is a heart-wrenching and stunning read." ―Christina McDowell, author of After Perfect