White Space Obsession by Carolyn Straub
Approx. 42,130 words.
Published on January 31, 2010.
Tigre Strong is obsessed with writing. She becomes a reporter. Her controlling parents try to reclaim her. Tigre pursues the job, while the family shuns her at an airport. To them, with her odd and outstanding pursuit, she is a stranger.
Her parents die. Strong wants to build a new life in Alaska, but has never traveled 5,000 miles. To survive, she must break bonds with the past.