Travelers, Laura Bernstein-Machlay's debut collection of essays, maps the author's journey as she makes sense of her recovering city, the generations that preceded her, and her own definition of wife, mother and home. These intimate, humorous and heartfelt essays offer an honest and discerning look at the moments which both challenge and redeem us; the shaping of our lineage; and the profound necessity of hope. Deftly observed and thoughtfully crafted, Bernstein-Machlay's lyrical prose brings to life Detroit's survivor spirit and the indefatigable nature of family. The collection discovers the inherent grace and defining necessity of place, heritage, and the search for our own fitting in the vast world we inhabit. Travelers examines the intersection of the connections we form and those we inherit and how, with distance and trust, and a little luck, we might find more than just our way home.