Michael Lund’s five-volume novel series chronicles an American family during times of peace and war from 1915 to 2015. The first book, Route 66 Sweetheart (2011), is set mostly in and around Rutherford, New Jersey, during the 1930s. Route 66 Dreamer (2012) features the son of a Swedish immigrant who pursues his dreams of American success in Kansas and Missouri in the early 1940s. However, in both books some family members move away to distant countries and unexpected challenges. The third volume, Route 66 Looking-glass (2013), will take place primarily in Missouri in 1965, but characters also travel far from home and familiar experiences. Book Four (2014) follows another generation of family members, this time from Missouri to Southeast Asia where many learn, sadly, “how to not tell a war story.” In the final volume of the series (2015), the next generation travels to Europe and the Middle East to understand their identity in a multi-national community.