Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Turn The Page Tuesday/ An Absence So Great

Jane Kirkpatrick is one of my favorite authors. this book is a sequel to "A Flickering Light".
Jane wrote these books with her Grandma Jessie Ann Gaebele as the main character. Jessie is a photographer back in the day when these professions are dominated by men.

 It starts out "Jessie Gaebele's thoughts at times behaved like a toddler's: one moment they stayed safely hidden in the pump organ's shadow, and the next minute they popped up to pull out all the stops, increasing in volume, shouting in her head, underscoring the aching loneliness that defined her days.
 Today, as she stood in this men's refuge permeated by the scent of oil and grease and gasoline, she flicked away those toddler voices. She had good reason to be here. She was eighteen years old, it was 1910, and young women alone were going places they'd never gone before."

 I'm sure that like me if you read a Jane Kirkpatrick book you will have to read them all.

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Until next month, Happy reading!!!


Adrienne said...

That sounds interesting. I like stories that are about strong women - especially when they are true!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

I'll share this with my daughter who just turned 17 -- it's always a good reminder that we women didn't always have the opportunities of today.

Paige said...

I haven't heard of Jane Kirkpatrick, but her books sound very interesting....

Paula said...

Oh, I love Jane's books, but haven't gotten these one's yet. Wanting them, wanting them!