Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Turn The Page Tuesday- A Mending at the Edge



This is the one and only book I've read this month, but it was a good one. "A Mending at the Edge" Jane Kirkpatrick's final novel in her change and cherish series.

Jane lives in Oregon and writes books based on real women of history in Oregon. She is one of my favorite authors.

"Of all the things I left in Willapa, hope is what I missed the most." so begins this story of one woman's restoration from personal grief to the meaning of community. Based on the life of German-American Emma Wagner Giesy, the only woman sent to the Oregon Territory in the 1850's to help found a communal society, award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick shows how landscape, relationships, spirituality and artistry poignantly reflect a woman's desire to weave a unique and meaningful legacy from the threads of an ordinary life. While set in the historical past, it's a story for our own time answering the question; Can threads of an isolated life weave a legacy of purpose in community?"

I bet if you read a Jane Kirkpatrick book you will become hooked on her writing's and have to read every novel just as I have.

7 comments:

jannza said...

Oh, this sounds so good. I'll have to put it down on my list to read. Thanks for sharing. I do love to read stories such as this.

Adrienne said...

That sounds so interesting. I'm going to have to look that author up.

lisa said...

I will have to read one of her books and let you know if I get hooked!

Shelby said...

that book sounds really intriging.. I love Oregon the best. Adventure, nature, the West..strong women.

Paula said...

Is there 2 or 3 books in that series? I have only read the first one so far and it was really good. Fun to that, at least in the first book, they were settled right across the river from us on the Washington side.

Jane Kirkpatrick said...

Thanks for reading my book, Stacey and for naming it one of your treasures! I appreciate that. One of your readers asked if there are two or three books in the series and there are three. Mending is the last one. Late last year, the publisher also released a non-fiction book about the history of the colony, actual pictures of Emma and the many quilts and crafts left behind. It's called Aurora: An American Experience in Quilt, Community and Craft. thanks again for taking the time to read this book. Have a great day! Warmly, Jane Kirkpatrick

Yolanda said...

I didn't know she was an Oregon Author so I will have to read her.I love your recent photos and isn't life all about reading , sleeping and eating.