Once again through her newest novel Jane Kirkpatrick has spoken to my soul.
"A Daughters Walk" is one of those books you savor. You don't want to read it to fast. When you are finished you will miss Clara's friends and relatives who are brought to life through the pages of this book.
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 ten thousand dollars and save the family farm. She brought along her eighteen-year-old daughter, Clara, and the two made their way on the 3,500-mile trek by following the railroad tracks. After returning home to the Estby farm more than a year later, Clara chose to walk on alone, leaving the family and changing her name. Her decision initiated a more than twenty-year separation from the only life she had known.
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