• “[Home Leave] whets the appetite for what’s to come in American expat literature.”

    —Megan Hustad, The New York Times Book Review (“Editor’s Choice”)

Home Leave by Brittani Sonnenberg
Chris Kriegstein is a man on the move, with a global career that catapults his family across North America, Europe, and Asia. For his wife, Elise, the hardship of chronic relocation is soothed by the allure of reinvention. Over the years, Elise shape-shifts: once a secretive Southern Baptist, she finds herself becoming a seasoned expat in Shanghai, an unapologetic adulterer in Thailand, and, finally, a renowned interior decorator in Madison…read more