November's Autumn's A Classics Challenge is to find a piece of music that goes with the mood of the classic we are reading.
I am currently reading North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. In North and South, after a drastic change in lifestyle and insight in her father, Margaret, the protagonist, finds her family moving from the south of England, a country area that she is in love with, to the factory town of Milton in northern England. Margaret suffers many changes in her life in addition to the change of location, some as a result of the move and some perhaps not, but through it all, despite her good attitude, she longs for the south (at least to my knowledge... I'm not quite finished with the book).
Something about fall always makes me think of Simon and Garfunkel, so the first song that popped into my head while I was trying to think of songs that have to do with missing home is "Homeward Bound." While Margaret has a pretty good attitude throughout everything, I do think she would have related to this song if North and South had taken place during the sixties instead of the 19th century. :)