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Monday, June 13, 2011

The Daughter’s Walk by Jane Kirkpatrick--A WaterBrook Multomah Book Review

The Blurb:

A mother’s tragedy, a daughter's desire and the 7000 mile journey that changed their lives. 
In 1896 Norwegian American Helga Estby accepted a wager from the fashion industry to walk from Spokane, Washington to New York City within seven months in an effort to earn $10,000. Bringing along her nineteen year-old daughter Clara, the two made their way on the 3500-mile trek by following the railroad tracks and motivated by the money they needed to save the family farm.  After returning home to the Estby farm more than a year later, Clara chose to walk on alone by leaving the family and changing her name. Her decisions initiated a more than 20-year separation from the only life she had known.
Historical fiction writer Jane Kirkpatrick picks up where the fact of the Estbys’ walk leaves off to explore Clara's continued journey. What motivated Clara to take such a risk in an era when many women struggled with the issues of rights and independence? And what personal revelations brought Clara to the end of her lonely road? The Daughter's Walk weaves personal history and fiction together to invite readers to consider their own journeys and family separations, to help determine what exile and forgiveness are truly about.

My Review:

I enjoyed this book very much. Jane Kirkpatrick brought the characters to life by using historical records, and family history to put the reader there along with Clara and her mother Helga during that extraordinary  walk, especially considering the time they lived. This is a book I will pick up to read again.

Read an excerpt here


 **The Daughter' Walk written by Jane Kirkpatrick was provided for me free by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.


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