Dicey, James, Sammy, and Maybeth sit, abandoned, in the mall parking lot. Momma had hurried into the mall that morning, but now, night encroaches and the children huddle in the car. Thirteen-year-old Dicey, however, proves resourceful. She washes windows, carries groceries, and counts every penny as she shepherds her family towards their great-aunt’s house in a nearby town. Cynthia Voigt’s Homecoming tells the story of their journey as the children stay together, look for a stable home, and discover an unlikely new family member in the process. Homecoming is the first book in the Tillerman cycle.