In a family of voyagers and seekers, what does it mean to truly come home?
In this intricate narrative about destiny and legacy, author Bonita LeFlore guides readers backwards from 2001 to the late 1700’s through the stories of nine generations of the Light family. Following the physical journey of a book passed from parent to child, The Last Daughter of Elizabeth Light reveals a family history repeating itself through centuries.
The two-hundred-year journey of the Light family shows just how true are ancient words of advice about the continuity of time and place. Through tales circling the globe from the United States and England to Australia and New Zealand and involving women’s issues, family relationships, and the connection between what came before and what comes after, readers will travel with the family through its ancestry to discover not only its roots but also what they mean for its future.