In 'Soundings,', a woman seeks refuge in the gray whale migration : NPR's Book of the Day Doreen Cunningham felt worn down by financial limitations as a single parent trying to, as she says, make life work. She tells Scott Simon that society's unfair treatment toward single-parent households led her to escape to follow the gray whale migration with her 2-year-old son, which she documents in her memoir Soundings.

Life's hardships lead to the trek of a lifetime in 'Soundings'

Life's hardships lead to the trek of a lifetime in 'Soundings'

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Doreen Cunningham felt worn down by financial limitations as a single parent trying to, as she says, make life work. She tells Scott Simon that society's unfair treatment toward single-parent households led her to escape to follow the gray whale migration with her 2-year-old son, which she documents in her memoir Soundings.