When two middle-aged, estranged brothers hit the road with their father s ashes in the back seat of the car, what begins as a grueling test of opposites ends up as a heroic testament to love. Ashes is a story about disappointment, dysfunctional families, and male aging, filled with observations that are both painfully true and terribly funny. Sometimes raw, always engaging, Steven Manchester s novel is a wry and wise journey through the ruins of the American Dream. --William Kent Kruger, New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of ORDINARY GRACE"
Steven Manchester has the enviable ability to capture the intricacies of the human heart through words. Ashes is a moving novel of two brothers and their journey back to one another. A must read. --Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE and MISSING PIECES"
Ashes is a wonderfully character-driven, page-turning tale of two estranged brothers on a personal quest across the country. Their spontaneous road trip is a bumpy one, full of twists and turns and peopled with all sorts of colorful characters along the way, but it s also touched with humor enough to amuse and delight the reader through a heartfelt, life-changing journey of self-discovery. Manchester s devoted fans will find much to love in his new novel, which proves he is an author who knows how to keep readers well-entertained, while touching their hearts deeply and profoundly at the same time. --Julianne MacLean, USA Today bestselling author of THE COLOR OF HEAVEN"