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The daughter's walk: A Novel

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Grouping Title daughter s walk
Grouping Author kirkpatrick jane
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author Kirkpatrick, Jane, 1946-
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display_description 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.
"Kirkpatrick has done impeccable homework, and what she recreates and what she imagines are wonderfully seamless. Readers see the times, the motives, the relationships that produce a chain of decisions and actions, all rendered with understatement. Kirkpatrick is a master at using fiction to illuminate history's truths. This beautiful and compelling work of historical fiction deserves the widest possible audience."
Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
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subject_facet Christian fiction, Family secrets -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
title_display The daughter's walk
title_full The Daughter's Walk A Novel, The daughter's walk / Jane Kirkpatrick
title_short The daughter's walk
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Christian Fiction, Family secrets, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literature, Mothers and daughters