“From These Ashes,” by Tamela Ritter, is one of those unique stories that you will remember for a long time. Ritter is a master storyteller as she weaves this tale of searching, and wandering through family issues. This story of siblings, Naomi and Tim takes you to the mid west and gives you some glimpses of Native American life. I found this story riveting despite at times the characters enduring brutal and painful experiences. Ritter is able to paint word pictures that lead you through many issues for Naomi and Tim in various life stages. I continue to ponder some of the issues raised in this powerful story of sibling connection and family. It is a book unlike any other!