About the BookA dancer-turned-school teacher encounters a string of bad luck in the form of a career-ending injury and the slow death of her brother. But it is in trying to fulfill a promise made long ago that Summer will meet her greatest challenge and realize how truly fortunate she is.
Travel light and you can sing in the robber's face was the best advice Summer Zwolenick ever received from her father, though she didn't recognize it at the time. Three years after the accident that ended her career as a ballerina, she is back in the familiar suburbs of Dayton, Ohio, teaching at a local high school. But it wasn't nostalgia that called Summer home. It was her need to spend quality time with her brother, Todd, and his devoted partner, Jacob. Todd, the golden athlete whose strength and spirit encouraged Summer to nurture her own unique talents and follow her dream, is in the final stages of a terminal illness. In a few short months, he will be dead--leaving Summer only a handful of precious days to learn all the lessons her brother still has to teach her . . . from how to love and how to live to how to let go.
Traveling Light is the deeply moving debut novel from Katrina Kittle, the acclaimed author of The Kindness of Strangers--an unforgettable story of love, bonds, and promises that endure longer than life itself.