Manage episode 274090594 series 2338964
A road trip is a rite of passage at any age. For Cale and Penny, recent high school graduates who grew up in the Nevada desert, the road has defined them and mapped their future. Their desire to explore has also led to a lot of trouble.
Ruchika Tomar’s “A Prayer for Travelers” reminds us of the people we grew up with and the mistakes that can be made as we come of age. Her portraits of the desert make you want to start your own adventure right away, while the events she describes will make you wish to turn back.
Authors say their manuscripts have a way of emerging from the page in a way that surprises them. As this story played out, and Tomar became better acquainted with her characters, she knew she felt strongly about seeing their story through to the end. The process of writing “A Prayer for Travelers” was almost as intriguing as the plot, as Tomar initially had no idea it would take 10 years to complete the book.