National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist Award
International Book Awards Finalist Award
Readers’ Favorite Honorable Mention
New England Book Festival Honorable Mention

By Sandy Richards

A Far Cry…
From Home

1st Edition, 2013 | 2nd Edition, 2021

A Memoir by Sandy Richards

A Far Cry…From Home

1st Edition, 2013 | 2nd Edition, 2021

Reeling from initiation into a club for which no one seeks to belong…a club reserved for parents thrust into surviving the death of a child; A Far Cry…From Home enlists the insight of an “angel” as he portrays the true story of his mother’s journey through love, loss, and healing; a journey of the strongest kind of love. A journey of a loss that changed lives forever. A journey of healing that is exhausting and painful, yet cleansing and full of hope.

A Far Cry…From Home introduces readers into the chaos of emotions that unravel a parent in the aftermath of the loss of their child. “In death as in life, everyone makes choices. You can choose to languish in despair and make friends with your grief. Or, you can choose to hope, smile, and remember what is truly important: the lives of those we love and to honor them in our living

One dollar per book sale from A Far Cry…From Home will be donated to the Tyler Richards Memorial Scholarship Fund.

National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist Award
Readers’ Favorite Honorable Mention
International Book Awards Finalist Award
New England Book Festival Honorable Mention
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This book was amazing! Sandy is a great author and did an awesome job telling Tyler’s side of the story.

Michelle
A Far Cry...From Home Review

A Far Cry…From Home is a powerful emotional journey through grief and healing following the death of a child. I loved that this story was told from the author’s son’s point of view. It was as if they wrote the book together, like he was guiding her from Heaven. The beginning was very sad, and… Read more “Deanna Kahler”

Deanna K.
A Far Cry...From Home Review

A mother’s pain, a son’s reflections, a family’s joy and grief. All play out in this skillfully crafted memoir of that incredibly painful journey which is the loss of a child. The author tells the story from the eyes of her departed son, making the story even more touching. If you have ever lost a… Read more “L. Paul”

L. Paul
A Far Cry...From Home Review

Where to begin. I laughed, I cried, I smiled. Sandy has an incredible way of writing. I actually could feel her emotions. I am a mother of 2 grown sons myself. There were times I had to put the book down and have a good cry, I could feel her hurt. And to know her… Read more “Kevin Smades”

Kevin S.
A Far Cry...From Home Review

I would highly recommend this book for ANYONE. It will change your life for the better. The author did an excellent job in depicting the grief process she overcomes through the eyes of an angel.

Victoria Z.
A Far Cry...From Home Review

Excellent book The author portrays all of the emotions one goes through when losing a child thus establishing a common ground with the reader. In turn, the reader comes to understand that their emotional responses to the death are normal, expected and that there is indeed hope and resolution in their future!

Judy
A Far Cry...From Home Review

Words can not describe what this book means to anyone the was blessed to know the author and her son. I have read it 10 times and it never gets old. It is truly an expression of a mother’s love. Sandy Richards thank you for writing this wonderful book and keeping your amazing son’s spirit… Read more “Brittany T.”

Brittany T.
A Far Cry...From Home Review

Beautiful story of a Mother and her sons deep love for each other. Told from her sons view from Heaven watching over his most precious family. I read this book in three hours, unable to put it down. Raw, heartwarming and filled with love. I cried, yet i smiled at the true love of family… Read more “Cheryl D.”

Cheryl D.
A Far Cry...From Home Review

Sandy Richards has written a true story of the unbelievable pain and loss she felt after the death of her son … but also the unending love and hope on her path to healing. Everything hit home for me because I lost my son, Devin, too. I cried through some pages, smiled through others, and… Read more “Renee D.”

Renee D.
A Far Cry...From Home Review

I knew about the accident from many years ago as I live in the area, and have had the pleasure to work with Sandy over the last year. Reading this from Tyler’s perspective, I felt like I was standing right next to him witnessing and feeling everything as he might have at that moment. Emotional,… Read more “JENNIFER HENIG”

Jennifer H.
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